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Giving up on the “ghost cat”: Eastern cougar subspecies declared extinct

Last verifiably seen in 1938, when the final “ghost cat” was shot and killed in Maine, the eastern cougar (Puma concolor couguar) has now been declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). But that may not stop many people from believing that it still exists. This subspecies of cougar (also known as [...]

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