Brett French Presents: Plague in Yellowstone Pumas
By angelamontana

Posted: April 16, 2020

The same disease that caused millions of deaths back in the 1300s still roams the West – bubonic plague. The disease gained attention once again following the release of a scientific study from the southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Researchers studying cougars found a high incidence of the big cats exposed to plague and a couple of deaths. It’s a good reminder to lion hunters to beware. To learn more about bubonic plague in Yellowstone National Park, check out my story at

Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed