Mountain lions have been recently reported along the lower Salt River in the far East Valley (Phoenix). We have talked to several people in the Catalina Foothills Tucson area that have seen them over the last four years. The most recent sighting a month ago.
Predator Xtreme reported, “Mountain Lion Wipes Out Farm’s Petting Zoo” in early July. The owners of Agua Linda Farm, a petting zoo farm near Amado, Arizona in the Santa Cruz Valley, had never seen a mountain lion on the premises until about a month ago. It destroyed sheep and goats. The mountain lion was treed and shot.
The Rooster Cogburn Ostrich Ranch at Picacho Peak, near Casa Grande, had a big cat that took down some of their ostriches a while back. There have been hundreds of sightings mountain lions in the Tucson area. Last year, there were warning signs in Sabino Canyon. I have spoken to two people that have spotted them in the Catalina Foothills. The only ones I have seen are at the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, pictured here.