Eastern cougar may soon be declared extinct
Photo source || June 16, 2015.
After a four-year long review, the US Fish and Wildlife service has proposed declaring the eastern cougar extinct. This would remove them from the endangered species list.
The agency says that while eastern cougar sightings do occur from time to time, they’re most likely astray individuals from western North America, or ones that have been released from captivity. The last eastern cougar was believed to be shot by a hunter in 1938.