Mountain lions who are pushed out by wildfires take more risks.

Mountain lions who are pushed out by wildfires take more risks.

Mountain lions are generally uninterested in humans and the developed areas we live in. However, after a 2018 wildfire in California, local lions began taking more risks, crossing roads more often and moving around more during the day, scientists report in the October 20 issue of Current Biology. This is yet another way that the effects of human development could be putting pressure on vulnerable wildlife - in

The Woolsey Fire was a tragic event that occurred near Los Angeles on November 8, 2018. The fire burned more than 36,000 hectares in the Santa Monica Mountains and forced nearly 300,000 people to evacuate. Three people died as a result of the fire. Animals were also affected by the fire, with many local mountain lions (Puma concolor) fleeing the area. The fire provided a unique opportunity for

Although the number of cougars in the area is unknown, it is believed that there are at least 11 of them. Out of these, nine were able to find safety during the fire. It is speculated that they were able to do so because of their

The mountain lions of the Santa Monica Mountains are no strangers to natural disasters. In the past, they've weathered earthquakes, wildfires, and mudslides. But the Thomas Fire, which started in early December and burned for more than a month, was different. This time, the lions had to choose between fire and people. Most of the lions avoided the fire, but one collared cat,

The nine lions that survived the recent fire in the Serengeti National Park have been studied by scientists in order to better understand how they have adapted to their new environment. The data collected from these lions, as well as others that have been coll

Cougars are typically shy and elusive creatures, but a new study has found that as the western U.S. becomes increasingly developed, these big cats are becoming bolder and more accustomed to humans.

Lions are known to be some of the most dangerous animals in the world. However, it seems that their behavior has changed since the Woolsey Fire. The first collared lion to cross Interstate 405 did so after the fire. This suggests that the lions' territories have changed, and they are now crossing highways more often. Additionally, the lions are active during daytime hours more often, which increases the chances of them coming into contact with humans.

Blakey refers to road crossing as a "risk mismatch." She explains that lions in areas with lots of people appear to weigh the risk of encountering humans as more dangerous. However, the risk of running across a freeway is much more likely to be fatal. This risk, combined with the risk of running into other cats, can be deadly. For example, one young, collared male ended up dead on a freeway in the months after the fire. He

When it comes to surviving a wildfire, mountain lions are some of the lucky ones. A new study published in the journal Ecology and Evolution shows that while the big cats do face some risks during these intense burns, they are generally able to escape the immediate flames and survive in the long term. This is good news for a species that is already struggling to maintain a foothold in the face

Mountain lions are one of the many species that will benefit from the new Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing over the 101. The main goal of the crossing is to promote gene flow between different populations of mountain lions, helping to keep the species genetically diverse. Mountain lions are a top predator in their ecosystem, and

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