Report: Lions moved less during lockdown

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According to a new study published in Ecological Solutions and Evidence, as people sheltered in place during the initial stage of the pandemic in spring 2020, mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains and surrounding areas in greater Los Angeles used smaller areas and moved shorter distances, too.

Speculation from the media and public helped fuel the perception that wildlife expanded their home ranges and were “reclaiming” cities as people sheltered in place. But it app...

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