game and fish

The secretive, shy and elusive mountain lion will be the subject of a free, one-hour presentation at 6 p.m. July 8 at the Kingman Mohave County Library, 3269 N. Burbank St., in Kingman.

This will be the third installment of the popular Summer Wildlife Series, hosted by the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s regional office in Kingman. The main portion of the library will be open to accommodate a larger crowd.

Jeff Pebworth, terrestrial wildlife program manager, will discuss biology, myths, perceptions and management of the predator, whose population in Arizona is robust and healthy, even expanding in some areas. He also will explain why one of the biggest dangers associated with mountain lions is the feeding of other wildlife.

“We get lion calls quite often,” Pebworth said. “This presentation will help the public understand the difference between normal lion behavior and other behaviors of concern. There also are a lot of stories associated with lions that simply aren’t true.”

Pebworth plans to share some of the more entertaining calls that his office has received about mountain lions.

The Summer Wildlife Series concludes July 29 with a presentation on “Habitat and Wildlife.” For more information, call (928) 692-7700.

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