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.
The Tico Times recently released an article on the proven success of new, Panthera-trained rapid response units that are helping to mitigate livestock-related conflict between farmers and jaguars throughout Costa Rica.
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Check out and share this cool pic of a cougar catching a late night snack in Costa Rica's La Selva Biological Station. If you can make out what prey species is shown, share your answer below! Cougars have the largest geographic range of any terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere, extending from Alaska to the southern tip of Chile, and are known by many names, including mountain lion, puma, deer tiger, panther, catamount, and other terms. Learn more about cougars @ http://bit.ly/113bYHP & what Panthera is doing to protect the 'American Lion' in Wyoming @ http://bit.ly/hrKwWj
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Enjoy our precious photo of the day of a female cougar known as F59 monitored through Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project! F59 was one of five kittens born to F51 in her first litter and serves as a living legacy to her mother, who was recently killed by a local male cougar while defending her newest two kittens. Yesterday, our scientists reported that these two 7 month old kittens are alive and traveling together. Stay tuned for news on these kittens and other cougars monitored through the TCP. See incredible video footage and read about the incredible life and legacy of F51
F51, an adult female cougar tracked through Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project (TCP), meandered toward the eastern edge of her range, her two female offspring bouncing like electrons in orbit around her. Who can say what a cougar thinks, but from our perspective, life seemed good for F51. The family had fed off a series of elk in quick succession, and then successfully dodged a local wolf pack that stole F51’s last kill. Her kittens were fat, healthy and growing fast.
Panthera has just rolled out our April newsletter, featuring the most recent news and updates from our wild cat conservation programs around the globe. Take a look to learn about the Panthera-supported ‘Long Shields’ project, which is employing local men and women - typically raised to hunt lions - to instead serve as protectors of lions and communities of southwestern Zimbabwe. Read a special contribution from Panthera’s Conservation Council member and actress, Glenn Close, on her reflections from a recent trip with Panthera’s team to Belize’s Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary – first established with the help of Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, in the early 1980s.
F51, an adult female mountain lion currently tracked by Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project, meandered towards the eastern edge of her range, her two female offspring bouncing like electrons in orbit around her. Who can say what a mountain lion thinks, but from our perspective, life seemed good for F51.
The family had fed off a series of elk in quick succession, and then successfully dodged the local wolf pack that stole her last kill from them. Her kittens were fat, healthy and growing fast. How quickly things can change.
In a recent presentation on ‘The Secret Lives of Cougar Kittens’ in Jackson Hole, Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project Leader, Dr. Mark Elbroch, explained the fascinating development of cougars from conception to birth, through development and eventually to dispersal. Referencing findings and data gathered from Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project over 13 years, Dr. Elbroch described the progression of life for cougars in northwest Wyoming, including the percentage of cougar kitten survivorship (20%), how often female cougars give birth and why den selection is so critical for kittens’ survival, litter hierarchy and social interactions, threats faced from wolves, bears, hunters, frostbite, and more.