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Poor Kitty

July 26, 2011

I’m a traveling cat,  made a lot of stops all over the country….

This is just amazing.

Wisconsin wildlife officials said DNA tests show a cougar that roamed Minnesota and Wisconsin was killed in a car crash in Connecticut last month. 

The cougar apparently had walked halfway across the country from South Dakota

Connecticut environmental officials said Tuesday the roughly 2,000-mile journey was one of the longest ever recorded for a land mammal. They said the animal originated in the Black Hills region of South Dakota and was tracked by DNA from its hair and droppings as it passed through Minnesota and Wisconsin in 2009 and 2010. 

The lean, 140-pound male was killed by a car in the New Haven suburb of Milford on June 11.  

The cougar would have traveled 1,055 miles in a straight line, a new record for movement of a known cougar. However, biologists believe it walked roughly 2,000 miles, traveling through Canada and down through New York into Connecticut.

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