The eastern cougar is extinct, but did it ever exist? January 25, 2018 New York

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The eastern cougar is extinct, but did it ever exist? January 25, 2018 New York, adirondackexplorer.org
... The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ... says cougars have been gone from the state since the late nineteenth century. The only confirmed sighting of a wild cougar in the state occurred near Lake George in 2010. That animal had wandered into the Adirondacks all the way from South Dakota and was later killed by a car in Connecticut.  Many scientists dispute that the eastern cougar is/was a subspecies separate from the western cougar. They argue that all cougars in North America—including the Florida panther—are the same beast...


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