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Wildlife Express: Mountain lions are one of Idaho’s top predators


What do you call a large wild cat with a long tail? Some call them cougars, pumas, or panthers, but here in Idaho, most call them mountain lions. 

Mountain lions are found all across Idaho in a wide range of habitats. In this month’s edition of Wildlife Express, learn about predators and prey, what to do if you encounter a mountain lion and more. 

Wildlife Express is an Idaho Fish and Game monthly publication about wildlife species and subjects. To read past editions, visit