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Science Backs Protecting Mountain Lions

Kim Crumbo writes this letter to the editor in the Arizona Daily Sun, contesting David Wolf’s recent commentary, “Anti-lion Hunting Initiative Makes No Scientific Sense.”

Mountain lions are social creatures with distinct gender roles. Credible scientific evidence reveals that older males who have learned to avoid causing trouble with humans, also generally keep the younger trouble-makers away, reducing conflicts with livestock and the rare encounter with humans.

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