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Mountain lions spotted at homes in Oro Valley and Rio Rico

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Mountain Lion
Posted at 11:56 AM, Mar 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-10 14:00:34-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) reported that mountain lions were spotted yesterday at homes in Oro Valley and Rio Rico.

Mountain Lions are most commonly found in South East Arizona says the AZGFD.

The current population of mountain lions in Arizona ranges from approximately 2,000 to 2,700 statewide.

Research done through the AZGFD shows mountain lions are not an endangered or threatened species in Arizona.

If you see a predator sighting in your area, you can report it to the AZGFD at 623-236-7201.

Corey Salmon is a real-time editor and associate producer for KGUN 9. He was born in New York but has lived in Tucson for over 10 years. Share your story ideas and important issues with Corey by emailing or by connecting on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.