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Cougars have made a comeback. But conflicts with humans are on the rise, putting their fate in jeopardy.
The big cat was a mystery. No one knew where the animal came from, or whether it was even real. It was the spring of 2011, and wildlife officials in Connecticut had started receiving reports of a mountain lion prowling the tamed landscapes of the state’s suburban woodlots. The accounts seemed hard to believe – it had been 120 years since the last cougar was killed in Connecticut, and the US Fish…
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by: Noah Sudarsky – Spring 2014