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The young bobcat was found roaming urban neighborhoods east of Salt Lake City. Wildlife coordinator Mike Wardle was able to safely secure the feisty cat and release it back into the foothills. As you can see, the cat was ready to go home and had a lot to say about how long they were taking to open the cage door.
The cougar, also known as a mountain lion, puma or catamount (up to 40 names!), is threatened by numerous dangers, including vehicular accidents, habitat loss, isolation from potential mates, and over-hunting. Cougars have been a protected species in Utah since 1967, but hunting them poses a serious threat to the species. Less than one million remain in the wild and that number is rapidly declining.
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