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Canadian lynx arrives with 3-month-old cougar at Cat Tales Zoological Park

Kachina, a 3-month-old cougar cub, sprang repeatedly into the air, tackling everything in sight. She didn’t care if it was a stuffed toy or the arms and legs of her …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Idaho Fish and Game euthanized cougar captured in Coeur d’Alene

Idaho Fish and Game officials and the Coeur d’Alene Police darted and euthanized a cougar that was camped in a tree Monday on North Ironwood Drive in Coeur d’Alene.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

Sheriff: Oregon hiker likely killed by cougar

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office says a dead hiker was likely killed by a cougar, marking the first verified fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 12:47 p.m.

Cougar spotted on Coeur d’Alene’s Tubbs Hill

A mountain lion has been spotted near Tubbs Hill in Coeur d’Alene.


Report on deadly cougar attack finds no abnormalities

A cougar that killed a cyclist and badly injured another had no obvious physical abnormalities and was not emaciated, according to an examination of the animal conducted by scientists at …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:21 a.m.

Deadly cougar attack on mountain bikers highlights importance of bear spray

The large cat leaped from a tree, landing on Bart George’s back, pinning him squarely to the ground. He felt the animal clawing at his backpack


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Cougar euthanized after several sightings in Oregon town

Oregon wildlife officials were forced to trap and euthanize a cougar in response to several sightings of the animals in and around the town of Silverton.


Cougar roaming near southwestern Idaho school euthanized

Wildlife officials say a mountain lion found roaming near a southwestern Idaho elementary school was put down.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 7:34 p.m.

Oregon students kept inside after cougar sighting near school

A report of a cougar sighting this week in the northwestern coastal town of Seaside prompted school officials to move all student activities inside.


Shooting of cougar in research cage prompts complaint

State wildlife researchers have stepped up efforts to protect the safety of animals they study after a Redmond man killed a cougar in a trap and tried to pass it …


Family camping in Idaho saves girl from mountain lion

A family camping in eastern Idaho scared off a mountain lion that tried to snatch their 4-year-old daughter away from a campfire.


Out & about: Cougar tails hikers on Antoine Peak

The Spokane Valley woman and her hiking companion were on Antoine Peak just a half-mile up the trail from the Robbins Road trailhead around 8:15 a.m. on Sunday when they …


Out & About: Orphaned cougars adopted by zoo

Orphaned cougar kittens from Washington accepted by Louisiana zoo


Cougar kitten found on Kettle Falls porch on road to recovery

A mountain lion kitten – with killer blue eyes, but too young and weak to prey on anything larger than a butterfly – is getting a one-way ticket from Eastern …


Cougar search underway after Deer Lake horse attacked

Wildlife officials are searching for a cougar that they believe attacked a horse that later had to be euthanized near Deer Lake on Tuesday night. The Washington Department of Fish …


Cougar that killed horse eludes tracker

Wildlife officials are searching for a cougar that they believe fatally attacked a horse near Deer Lake Tuesday night.


11-year-old Twisp girl kills cougar

TWISP, Wash. — An 11-year-old girl shot a cougar that was following her 14-year-old brother to their home at Twisp, in north central Washington, the state Fish and Wildlife Department …


No cougar on Priest Lake island, officials say

Campers on Bartoo Island in Priest Lake reported hearing and seeing what appear to be a cougar on Monday, but a search turned up no evidence that a cougar had …


Clawing back from disrepute

Am I the only one who feels a pang of regret when a perfectly good word is hijacked? When a new meaning arises, rendering an older one obsolete? Today, I …


There’s more to Sekope Kaufusi than hair

The first thing you notice about Sekope Kaufusi is the hair. There are, seemingly, yards of jet-black, wavy tresses tumbling out from underneath his Washington State University football helmet.


Vince Grippi’s Pac-10 picks

It’s a small schedule this week in the Pac-10 with just three matchups. Take USC, Oregon State and Arizona.