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Federal researchers declare eastern cougar extinct, March 2
ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The "ghost cat" is just that. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday declared the eastern cougar to be extinct, confirming a widely held belief among wildlife biologists that native populations of the big cat were wiped out by man a century ago.
Fish And Wildlife Service: Eastern Cougar's Extinct, March 2
The 8-foot-long cat once roamed from Canada to South America. The Eastern Cougar died out as its habitat disappeared.
The New York Times:
Eastern Cougar Is Declared Extinct, With an Asterisk, March 3
Seven decades after the last reported sighting of the eastern cougar, the federal Fish and Wildlife Service declared it extinct Wednesday and recommended that it be removed from the nation’s endangered species list.
Eastern cougar declared extinct, confirming decades of suspicion, March 2
The eastern cougar has been declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, confirming decades of suspicion that the elusive subspecies was no more.
U.S. agency declares Eastern cougar extinct, despite sightings, March 3
Did the cat come back? Or has the Eastern cougar -despite hundreds of reported sightings in recent decades -been dead and gone for 73 years? It appears the answer depends on which side of the Canada-U.S. border the question is asked.
Christian Science Monitor:
Eastern cougar declared extinct by US government, March 3
The US Fish and Wildlife Service declared the eastern cougar to be officially extinct, Wednesday. The cougar is also known to many as the catamount, ghost cat, mountain cat, mountain lion, panther, or puma. The eastern cougar has been thought by many to differ from its western counterpart in its tawny color and longer tail.
Eastern cougar officially declared extinct, March 3
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has officially declared the eastern cougar extinct, 79 years after the last one was reported in the wild in the United States.
Eastern cougars no longer exist in eastern part of U.S., report finds, March 2
COLUMBIA, S.C. A study to see if eastern cougars exist in 21 eastern U.S. states has confirmed a long-held belief: The native cats are extinct in this part of the country.
Daily Hampshire Gazette:
Eastern mountain lion declared extinct, but local observers skeptical, March 3
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that the agency's wildlife biologists have concluded the eastern mountain lion is extinct, but local believers said the declaration is contradicted by dozens of reported local sightings.