09 Jul

Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project Leader Interviewed on Cougars and ‘The Wolf Effect’

Panthera

Earlier this week, Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project Leader, Dr. Mark Elbroch, was interviewed on Defender Radio about new research from Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project and partner scientists which confirms how two key predators - cougars and wolves - interact and share their habitat in northwest Wyoming. Aired by The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals, the interview focuses on ‘the wolf effect,’ including how the species impacts cougar populations and territory selection, other carnivores, and more.

Listen to the interview to learn why cougars avoid territory occupied by wolves, how the two species compete and interact, and how Panthera is uncovering these data and more about the secret lives of 'America's lion' through the Teton Cougar Project.

Learn more about the Teton Cougar Project.

Read a new Jackson Hole News & Guide article on cougar and wolf interactions.

Learn more about the implications of these findings and other data revealed in a recent Journal of Zoology report.

Don't forget to follow the Teton Cougar Project Facebook page as well.