More Insights to Breaks Mountain Lions
Although the study of mountain lions in a section of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge is winding down, biologists are still fascinated by some of the anecdotes they’ve collected. The complete data from collared lions won’t be tabulated for awhile, but here’s what we’ve already learned. It can get cold in the Breaks: One female lion had lost portions of her ears and toes to frostbite. The lions seemed more like to wander east than toward the nearby Little Rocky and Bears Paw mountain ranges. One of the collared cats died trying to swim across the Big Dry Arm of Fort Peck Reservoir. Two others dispersed all the way to southwest North Dakota where another lion researcher photographed one of them. The big cats are sure amazing animals.
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