Mountain Lion Roams from South Dakota all the way to 30 Miles from Manhattan
Posted on June 4, 2016 Comments (1)
Over time he showed up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota and in Wisconsin. He disappeared for a couple months, then shows up almost two years later, 30 miles from Manhattan, in Greenwich, Connecticut. In all he probably traveled 2,000 to 5,000 miles, enough to cross the country twice. He forded all the major rivers of the East, navigated highways and an international boundary. It was one of the most spectacular journeys by an animal ever recorded.
In Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat’s Walk Across America William Stolzenburg provides an exciting tale of the cat’s journey.
Related: Backyard Wildlife: Mountain Lion (2012) – Mountain Lions Returning to the Midwest USA for the First Time in a Century (2012) – Big Cats in America (2004) – USA Designates Large Areas of New Mexico and Arizona as Critical Habitat for Jaguars (2014)