Two authenticated kill records of the mountain lion, Felis concolor, in Arkansas are reported as well as numerous reliable sight records spanning an approximately 30-year period. Distribution of sightings in the state is discussed in relation to an expanding deer population. The cougar probably never was exterminated in Arkansas but it still may be considered endangered.
Sealander, John A. and Gipson, Philip S.
"Status of the Mountain Lion in Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 27
, Article 15.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol27/iss1/15