Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 27, 2018

Mountain Lions Do Fear Humans

ScienceDaily reports Mountain lions fear humans, fleeing when they hear our voices according to a new study. The found fearful encounters with humans reduces feeding time, driving up predation on deer in human-dominated landscapes

New research into the behavior of mountain lions indicates they don’t like encountering humans any more than we like bumping into them on hiking trails. The findings are particularly valuable as human development encroaches on lion habitat and drives up the number of human-puma encounters.

Read full story at Mountain lions fear humans, fleeing when they hear our voices, new study reveals: Fearful encounters reduce feeding time, driving up predation on deer in human-dominated landscapes — ScienceDaily


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