US wildlife managers declare eastern cougar extinct June 17, 2015 Maine

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US wildlife managers declare eastern cougar extinct June 17, 2015 Maine, Bangor Daily News
...Eastern cougars were declared endangered in 1973, even though the last known records were tied to one killed by a hunter in Maine in 1938 and another in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1932. ... Their demise also was linked to the destruction of forests for wood, which pushed the cougars’ chief prey, white-tailed deer, to near extinction ... The Florida panther is the only breeding population of cougars  east of the Mississippi River ...


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