For years, the Florida panther has dangerously flirted with extinction. Fortunately, recent data shows they're crossing further north and increasing in number.
In a recent study, researchers reveal that cougars may be making a comeback. The large felines originally suffered from habitat loss and hunting. Though, the animals may soon be able recolonize parts of the U.S. in as little as two decades.
In order to raise mountain lions' seriously faltering genetic diversity in Southern California, translocation or safe pathways over a highway are advised by researchers.
It's official: the rare and elusive "eastern puma" has been removed from the list of North American wildlife protected under the Endangered Species Act. Traditionally, this would imply a recent loss or success for conservationists, but not so with this top cat. In fact, officials have revealed that the cougar in question may have been extinct for decades.
Endangered Florida panther numbers are on the rise, state officials announced in a meeting Wednesday, a good sign that conservation efforts are making progress.