First Record of Mountain Lions, Puma concolor, in Elk Island National Park, Alberta

Glynnis A. Hood, Tim Neufeld


Several sightings of Mountain Lions (Puma concolor) and wildlife mortalities consistent with predation by Mountain Lion have occurred in and adjacent to Elk Island National Park from February 2003 to present. These are the first recorded Mountain Lions (locally called Cougar) sightings since the area encompassing the park was protected in 1906.


Mountain Lion; Cougar; Puma; Panther; Catamount; Puma concolor; Elk Island National Park; Alberta; range; first record

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