Contact: Mountain Lion Foundation, Karen Cotton 800-319-7621 ext 110
In response to the recent mountain lion attack on Mr. Jim Hamm at the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Mountain Lion Foundation President Lynn Sadler issued the following statement:
"Mr. and Mrs. Hamm did everything right. They respected their environment, recognized the risk, prepared themselves, and when the very rare incident occurred, they reacted with confidence and strength As a result, Mr. Hamm is recovering and we are grateful.
This highlights the importance of being prepared when living and recreating in mountain lion habitat. California, in fact, has one of the lowest per capita rates of mountain lion attacks in the country. For more on this subject, please go to www.pumaconservation.org."
The Mountain Lion Foundation is a national non-profit wildlife conservation and education organization, dedicated since 1986 to Saving America’s Lion™. The Mountain Lion Foundation provides mountain lion photographs and film footage, as well as Public Safety Announcements (PSA) for use when a mountain lion sighting is reported in an area. These are available at Web Link.