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Study: Mountain lions in Nevada migrating to Calif.

RENO (AP) — Many mountain lions in Nevada are migrating westward to take up residence in California, according to a seven-year study. The findings ran counter to the expectations of researchers, who thought the cougars would have moved eastward from California to Nevada, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. Because lions are hunted in Nevada but not in California, biologists thought more of the territorial predators would migrate east into habitat in Nevada made available when lions were killed by hunters.“We predicted we would have more lions coming in from California. We were surprised the Sierra itself was a net importer,” said …

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