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Amazing Photos of Florida Panther and Cubs Bring a Bright Spot to a Deadly Year

florida panther with cub

This has been the deadliest year on record for Florida panthers (Puma or Felis concolor coryi), but the critically endangered big cats also ended 2012 with some pretty amazing news. For the first time, an uncollared female has been photographed carrying her cubs to a new den. The photographs, taken by motion-sensitive camera traps two [...]

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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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GM, Segway roll out an electric scooter built for two

GM Segway PUMA

Cash-strapped General Motors Corp., which is still mulling what to do with its failing gas-guzzling Hummer Division, today showed its greener side when it unveiled Project PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility), a compact, battery-operated two-wheeler for two that it’s developing with Segway, Inc., maker of the upright electric  lawn mower–like vehicle that debuted in [...]

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