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    Cougar Biology

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    B) Physical Description: Cougars are tawny or greyish-brown in colour and are unspotted as adults. 2 Their short fur is tan in the summer and greyish in winter. 3 Their throat, chest, chin, and whiskers are white. 3 They have long tails with a black tip, which can grow to a length of 90 cm. 2 They have rounded and short ears which are light-coloured on the inside and black all around. 3 Cougars are known for their large front paws and powerful hinds, which allow them to be good at jumping. 2 Their

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    Eastern Cougars, Maybe

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    Eastern Cougars, Maybe (1) Most Field and Stream enthusiasts know that cougars are a fast and agile animal that can live for many years with no real predator other than humans. Another name for the cougar is the well used mountain lion which many Eastern states have named stores, schools, and even sports teams after. The distinction that the Mississippi river stops cougars from traveling into Eastern states can’t be proven because there are many animals in the West that are in the East

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    In this research paper, I will address the changes that occurred within the ecosystem of Yellowstone National Park since the reintroduction of the grey wolves. The paper will consist of four sections; the first section will include the history behind the extirpation and subsequent reintroduction of the gray wolf in Northern America. The second section will explore the political controversy that surrounds the reintroduction of the gray wolf in Yellowstone. The third section will contain discuss

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    Black Panther Essay

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    The Black Panther is a somewhat big, a powerful and carnivorous animal. Black Panthers have a dark coat that helps them blend in at night. They also have large paws and can also be described as unspotted leopards. The Common name for the Black Panther is a Black specimen, and the specific name is Panthera Pardus. The order that the Black Panther is in is Canivora and the family that the Black Panther is found in is Felidae. The Black Panther was discovered in 1843 at Carantahy River selection of

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    The Mercury Cougar

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    possible that were not even remotely feasible such as delivery services. Cars have always been in the heart of the American people, especially in the age of muscle cars. Even though there were many similar cars built, the Mercury Cougar was a top of the line car. The Mercury Cougar was designed with luxury and in some ways, is better than its competitors and its present predecessors. America has continuously had a love affair with cars from the beginning of their existence. Ever since the Model T came

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    Hunting Lions: Sport or Murder?

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    such as elk, in the park (3). Coincidentally between 1916 and 1971 more than 12,000 mountain lions were killed for bounties and for sport in California. The estimated number of cougars had diminished to a range from 600-2,000 (2). At this time Governor Ronald Reagan began to understand the necessity to protect these cougars from extinction. In 1971 a moratorium was signed against the trophy hunting of these cats (5). By the 70's the lions had returned to the park and gradually their numbers reached

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    Public Safety or Public Trickery

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    fate of the California cougar (Felis concolor), Proposition 197, was not passed. This would have repealed the 1990 passing of Proposition 117, which banned all trophy hunting of mountain lions, allowing only trained Department of Fish and Game officials to kill lions that became a threat to public safety and welfare. While compassion is felt for the victims of the relatively few mountain lion attacks, the denial of Proposition 197, which would have ended a 25 year ban on cougar hunting, was a victory

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    disadvantage. Most of them aren’t water animals. All her wolves began to howl, trying to warn the orcas that they were a threat. Banshee the Coyote’s band did the same. The Orca King bellowed in surprise at his friends. Nepal the Tiger and Luna the Cougar snarled and snapped at several orcas, who ducked under the water. Nero the Ocelot batted an adolescent orca away, showing his teeth. Aspen the Stag stuck his antlers in the water, gouging anything that came by. Tide the Otter thrashed and clawed in

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    The Decrease in Puma Population

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    mountain lion, cougar, and panther and of course puma. “Pumas have an elongated body with long hind legs” (), which make it easy for them to pounce, and a “small head with rounded ears”(The World Book Encyclopedia). Their weight can vary from 80 pounds to 200 pounds; they can get about three to seven feet long with the tail being a third of the length. The pumas tail gives it balance and helps them turn when in the air pouncing. The puma “does not roar they purr, the cry of a cougar sounds like

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    Delisting the Grey Wolf

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    Delisting the Grey Wolf The United States Fish and Wildlife Service are considering removing the gray wolf from the endangered species list once Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming have enough wolves to be deemed sufficient to continue to expand the wolf population, requiring only that each of these three states have a management plan in effect to prevent the gray wolf from becoming endangered again. With the current attitude of the governments in these states, the wolf should not lose their federal

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