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Mountain Lion

Audio of a mountain lion.

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Mountain Lion

Video of mountain lions.

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Image of a mountain lion

Mountain Lion

Puma concolor
Mountain lions hadn't been seen in Missouri since 1927 — but in 1994, conclusive physical evidence proved they are reappearing in our state. These animals probably are individuals dispersing from other states, and no breeding population seems to have been reestablished.

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Image of a mountain lion

Mountain Lion

Photo of a mountain lion.

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Photo of mountain lion at Rocky Creek

Mountain Lion at Rocky Creek

This trail-camera photo of a mountain lion was taken on Sept. 20, 2011, at Rocky Creek Conservation Area.

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Mountain Lion Confirmed in Northeast Ripley County

Mountain Lion Confirmed in Northeast Ripley County

On Oct. 30, 2012, a Ripley County Conservation Agent and the Conservation Department's Mountain Lion Response Team confirmed the location of a picture of a mountain lion taken from a deer camera in Northeast Ripley County.

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Mountain Lion Facts

Although MDC biologists have detected no breeding population of mountain lions in Missouri, myths about them persist. Get the facts here.

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Mountain lion fur snagged on a barbed-wire fence

Mountain Lion Hair Sample

Fur snagged on barbed wire or tree branches leaves enough physical evidence for scientists to determine what species left the "sample." Analysis of any viable DNA, such as hair, tissue or blood, can identify the animal's origin.

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Photo of a dead mountain lion lying on the tailgate of a pickup truck.

Mountain Lion Hit by Car

This mountain lion was struck by a car on May 12, 2015, in Laclede County, on I-44 near the Gasconade River. Because of its severe injuries, it had to be euthanized. It was an adult male. As they disperse to find their own territories, young males often wander hundreds of miles. The ones that have shown up in Missouri have come from states to our west. Because biologists have not discovered proof of a breeding population in our state, the species is still considered extirpated here and indiscriminate killing is illegal. Any that are killed must be reported to the Conservation Department within 24 hours.

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Mountain Lion in Carter County

Mountain Lion in Carter County

The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed the sighting of a mountain lion on its Peck Ranch Conservation Area in Carter County. The confirmation is based on this trail camera photo taken Aug. 26. The head of the mountain lion is visible in the lower right corner of the photo.

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