Cougar Fatally Struck in Golden Valley to Become Educational Display
A cougar that was fatally struck on Interstate 394 in Golden Valley will soon be featured in an education display.
The two-year-old cougar was spotted on a Minneapolis surveillance camera in early December . It was later struck on Dec. 6 near the intersection of I-394 and Highway 100.
Now, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are working together to taxidermy the cougar as part of an educational display.
“Many of us were captivated by the prospect of such a majestic animal living among us and were saddened to hear how it met its end,” said Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Superintendent Al Bangoura in a press release. “Now, there is an opportunity to give the story a happier ending. I’m appreciative of the DNR and community members coming together to help educate future generations on the wonderful variety of wildlife that can be found in our city.”
The cougar had previously been tagged in Nebraska’s Oglala National Grasslands, about 650 miles away from Minneapolis.