SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A mountain lion believed to come from South Dakota and captured hundreds of miles away in Oklahoma this spring has a new home at a zoo in Independence, Kan.
The animal was caught in the backyard of a Tulsa, Okla., home in April and transferred to the Tulsa Zoo. The animal had no tags or tattoos indicating she had been captive, but DNA samples determined she matched the profile of mountain lions in South Dakota.
Zoo officials say that the mountain lion had been cared for by humans too long to be released back into the wild.
The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/wSolrK ) the animal is now at the Ralph Mitchell Zoo in southeast Kansas, about 85 miles north of Tulsa