Eastern Mountain Lion Extinct

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.

Despite some anecdotal evidence along the lines of that Monsters show on History channel where country folk talk about the Mega Skunk, except this time with cougars, the “ghost cat” is now extinct.

The last wild eastern mountain lion died in Maine in 1938 because of hunters.

If that’s how long it takes to review and confirm an extinction, think of what bio-diversity might look like now.  And we won’t even know it for another 70 years.



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