African Lion Loose In Colorado?

It appeared likely when photos taken by two Colorado Springs residents and tracks found by state Division of Wildlife officers seemed to confirm that the animal is an African lion and not a cougar. There's some doubt now, however, as the El Paso County Sheriff's Office has suspended the search, saying there isn't enough evidence to corroborate reports of an African lion—with a red mane and big tail—roaming the plains east of Colorado Springs, according to The Gazette.