- Environmental Science
- Animal ecology
- Likelihood of eastward mountain lion dispersal in North America
Likelihood of eastward mountain lion dispersal in North America
Laundré, John W. James San Jacinto Mountains Natural Reserve, University of California at Riverside, Idyllwild, California.
- Recent mountain lion resurgence
- Conditions needed for dispersal
- Difficulties hampering eastward dispersal
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The mountain lion (Puma concolor) [Fig. 1] is a large wild cat that has many names, including puma and cougar. It is often referred to as “America's lion” and has the widest historical distribution of any large predator, extending across North America and South America from central Canada to Tierra del Fuego (the southernmost tip of South America). Like other large predators, mountain lions were persecuted by European colonialists. By the late 1800s in North America, they had been all but extirpated from the eastern two-thirds of their range.
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