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Image of a mountain lion

Mountain Lion

Photo of a mountain lion.

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Mountain Lion

Video of mountain lions.

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Mountain Lion

Audio of a mountain lion.

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Image of a mountain lion

Mountain Lion

Puma concolor
Mountain lions used to be a native resident of our state, but after 1927 none were seen — until 1994, when conclusive physical evidence proved they are reappearing in Missouri. These few animals probably are individuals dispersing from other states, and no breeding population seems to have been reestablished.

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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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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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mountain lion in Chesterfield

Mountain Lion in Chesterfield

This trailcam image was taken in the Chesterfield area on Jan. 12. It is the 13th confirmed mountain-lion report in Missouri.

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