The mountain lion is on the decline throughout the west. Driven out of its habitat by hunting and developemnt, the frequency of altercations between lions and humans is on the rise. This lion became a resident of Wet Mountain Rehailitation Facility after being confiscated by the Division of Wildlife Resources from lion-hunting outfitters who were using the cat to train their dogs and possibly planning to use him on a future hunt when the lion matured. Because the lion has been habituated to humans, he will never be able to be released back into the wild. Perhaps this sad situation can serve as a reminder of the beauty we stand to lose if we fall to protect wildlife and their habitat.