Neb. No. 1 in mountain lion sightings June 14, 2012 Nebraska

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Neb. No. 1 in mountain lion sightingsJune 14, 2012 Nebraska, Omaha World-Herald
A new study found 178 scientific confirmations of cougars in the 14 largely Midwestern states and some Canadian provinces from 1990 to 2008, [Michelle LaRue of the University of Minnesota, Clay Nielsen, scientists from Southern Illinois University and the Cougar Network] to analyze cougar sightings reported since the 1990s. Here’s the study’s breakdown of the 172 confirmations by U.S. state [for the midwest]: — Nebraska, 67; — North Dakota, 31; 
— Oklahoma, 12; — Texas, 12; — South Dakota, 11; — Missouri, 10; 
— Arkansas, 8; — Louisiana, 5; — Minnesota, 5; — Iowa, 4; — Illinois, 3; 
— Wisconsin, 2; — Kansas, 1; — Michigan, 1


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