Cougars Are Officially Back in Ontario reported this week that Cougars are "Officially" back in Ontario. Although still on the MNR's Species as Risk list, the Ontario Puma Foundation believes there to be about 500 in Ontario.

“There has never been a confirmed attack of a cougar on a human in Ontario,” said Rick Rosatte, senior research scientist and cougar specialist with the Ministry of Natural Resources in Ontario. “However, if a person encounters a cougar they should slowly back away from the animal, stand tall and try to look as large as possible. If necessary, throw objects and yell at the animal.”