When the Cat’s Away: Pumas in the Eastern United States – Part 1

Check out my guest post on The Jaguar!

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Despite its adaptability, the puma (AKA mountain lion, cougar, or Florida panther) has been extirpated from the eastern two-thirds of the United States. Mountain Lion by Forest Service Northern Region. CC BY 2.0

Introduction

The following is a guest post from Jessica Turner, whom you may remember from this Q&A. It is the first installment in a two-part series about pumas (Puma concolor) in the eastern United States.

This post deals with the extirpation of pumas in the eastern two-thirds of the U.S., and some of the controversy surrounding the existence of a distinct eastern subspecies. Part 2 of this series will be written by me, and it will be released as a guest post on Jess’ blog sometime in the future.

When the Cat’s Away: Part 1

By Jess Turner, author of Definearth

This blog is the first in a two-part series about the recently delisted…

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