Biologist to present research on cougars in Maine

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HOLDEN — Maine Audubon will host a presentation about eastern cougars at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at their Fields Pond Audubon Center, located 7 miles southeast of Bangor.

Mark McCollough, a biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will present “Eastern Cougar: Wild Cat or Wild Imaginations?”

McCollough, who recently completed the first status review of the eastern cougar since it was federally listed in the 1970s, will talk about the history of the big cats in eastern North America, their demise and future.

Are there cougars in the East? If so, where are they coming from?

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McCullough will provide the latest science-based explanations of the “cougar phenomenon.”

Admission cost is $5 for Maine Audubon members/$6 otherwise. For more information, contact Maine Audubon at 989-2591.

tkarkos@sunjournal.com

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