Tuesday, 30 June 2015

NEWSLINK: Eastern cougar is declared extinct nearly 80 years after last one was trapped and killed

The eastern cougar has been declared extinct almost eight decades after it was last seen.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the big cat no longer warrants federal Endangered Species Act protections and should be removed from its endangered list.

The decision comes almost 80 years after an eastern cougar was trapped and killed by a hunter in Maine in 1938. None have been seen since.

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