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Marriage Myth Busted: Women Not Looking for Sugar Daddies

People in marriages with a big age gap are on average less educated, less attractive and less wealthy than couples who are close in age, a new study suggests. The findings hold true even for older men married to younger women, researchers say, meaning that sugar daddies and their so-called trophy wi Full story

Cougars Narrowly Escape Coyotes' Wrath

Two young mountain lions spent a miserable hour trapped on a fence by five coyotes last Thursday (March 28) in Wyoming's National Elk Refuge. Full story

Mountain lion protections strengthened in California

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California wildlife officials have adopted new rules aimed at protecting the public from mountain lions without resorting to killing so many of the big cats so often when they roam near humans, pets or livestock. Full story

Irritating condors drive cougars to kill more

Cougar biologist Mark Elbroch spent more than a year in South America's Patagonia region tracking down pumas and recording what they hunt and eat, riding on a horse for up to 21 hours at a time. In the course of his research, Elbroch noticed something odd: Patagonian pumas kill about 50 percent more Full story

Tracking the elusive snow leopard

   National Geographic kicks off its third annual Big Cat Week with a special about the snow leopard, the elusive and endangered cat that lives high in the snow-covered mountains of central Asia. NBC’s Savannah Guthrie reports and big cat tracker Boone Smith brings lion, cougar, and tiger cubs to visit

American Mountain Lions May be Staging Comeback

American mountain lions, commonly called cougars, have been in decline for a century. Once found throughout North America, populations were isolated in the American West due to widespread hunting and loss of prey. Full story

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