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Learning to Live in Mountain Lion Country
October 6, 2011
Photographs and videos captured by remote wildlife cameras confirm that mountain lions make regular visits to the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, Stanford Univesity's 1,189-acre field research site in the hills 5 miles west of the main campus.
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