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Confirmed mountain lion attacks in the United States and Canada 1890 - Present
 
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- Attacks in North America
 
Note - Includes only attacks resulting in death or injury to victim.

We have had 2 attacks (non-fatal) resulting in injuries in Arizona.

There are numerous reports of "close encounters" (attacks resulting in no injury), here, and throughout the US and Canada.
 
Year Fatal Non-fatal
1890-1990 9 (10) 44 (48)
1991 2 2 (3)
1992 1 3
1993 0 2
1994 2 4 (5)
1995 0 1
1996 1 5
1997 1 3
1998 0 5
1999 1 3
2000 0 2
2001 1 2
2002 0 4
2003 0 1
2004 1 1
Total 20 88
1991-2004 Total 10 40
 
Source for attacks from 1890 - 1990 - Beier 1991 Wildl. Soc. Bull. 19:403 - 412

Source for attacks from 1991 - 2004 - http://www.cougarinfo.com/attacks3.htm

 
External Resources [More]
- Expert Report on lion behaviors during encounters with humans
- Mountain Lion Attacks On People in the U.S. and Canada
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Downloads [More]
- Mountain Lions in Arizona [PDF, 796kb]
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