Mountain lion captured in Springfield doing well at rescue shelter - petsitterbank

Mountain lion captured in Springfield doing well at rescue shelter

A mountain lion that roamed parts of the west side of Springfield in October is doing well at an Indiana facility specializing in treating and caring for big cats.

Joe Taft, director of the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, Indiana, said the 2-year-old male mountain lion adjusted quickly to life at the facility in the weeks after he arrived after being captured in Springfield.

“He’s a little apprehensive about everything,” Taft said. “But he’s adjusting much better than I would have expected.”

The cougar reached Springfield on Oct. 26, having traveled from Nebraska where it was part of a research project conducted by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Officials with that agency put a GPS collar on the cat, providing them with details on his movements.

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