• Are there mountain lions in Ohio?

    Question

    Are there any sightings of large cats (puma) in Geauga County? We think we saw one a few days ago.

    Naturalist's Response

    Our knowledge of mountain lions in Geauga County is that they were extirpated from the State of Ohio in the 19th century, and there have been no confirmed sightings of them since. If you think you have an unusual sighting to report, please contact the Ohio Division of Wildlife; a sighting may be confirmed with a quality photo or a verified sighting by a wildlife officer.

    – Chief Naturalist John Kolar