mountain lion


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mountain lion:

see pumapuma
or cougar
, New World member of the cat family, Puma concolor. Also known as mountain lion, catamount, panther, and painter, it ranges from S British Columbia to the southern tip of South America. The puma is slenderly built, with a lionlike face.
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mountain lion

[′mau̇nt·ən ‚lī·ən]
(vertebrate zoology)

Mountain Lion

Version 10.8 of the Mac OS X operating system. Introduced in the summer of 2012, and superseding Lion, many new features are included, some of which were pioneered in Apple's iOS operating system for the iPhone/iPad. For example, the iOS Messages function replaces iChat in Lion, and iOS Reminders, Notes, Game Center and central notifications are added. There is also more integration with Apple's iCloud online storage, and software updates migrate to the Mac App Store. The Gatekeeper function, which validates iOS apps when they are run in iPhones/iPads, makes its way to Mountain Lion, but in a less aggressive way, and it can be turned off. See Lion and Mac OS X.
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As with Lion, Mountain Lion will be available only from Apple's Mac App Store, and also like its predecessor, a single purchase lets a user upgrade all personally-owned eligible machines.
Some of the noteworthy features of Mountain Lion showcased at WWDC 2012 were as follows.
When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People and Wildlife Working It Out in California" by Beth Pratt-Bergstrom (the California Director for the National Wildlife Federation) deftly explores this evolving dynamic between humans and animals, including remarkable stories like the journey of the wolf OR-7 and how Californians are welcoming wolves back to the state after a ninety-year absence, how park staff and millions of visitors rallied to keep Yosemite's famed bears wild, and many more tales from across the state.
When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors focuses on a serious problem by presenting meaningful solutions.
Pitkin sheriff's deputies and US Forest Service officials raced to the house in Woody Creek, some 10 miles north-west of Aspen, and found the two-year-old mountain lion still in the garden.
Hunters want to use hounds as a tool to bring the Oregon mountain lion population back within management objectives.
One mountain lion, P-22, became the unofficial face of the campaign when he left the Santa Monica Mountains and crossed both the 405 and 101 Freeways before taking up residence in L.
Despite being in the heart of the city, Griffith Park is not an altogether unusual place for a mountain lion to take up residence.
Finally, I would ask, as a "devout hunter with both gun and bow," do you actually consider placing your crosshairs on an unsuspecting animal, from several hundred yards away, and then squeezing the trigger somehow more sporting than my taking my first mountain lion with a recurve bow?
Mountain lions have clung on in the mountain range around Santa Monica, California for decades as a strange, wild throwback on the Los Angeles periphery.
Messages is Apple's iMessage client for the Mac and comes in place of iChat in OS X Mountain Lion.
Downloads of Mountain Lion have exceeded three million in four days, making it the most successful OS X release in Apple's history," the company announced in a statement Monday.