Watch Panthera’s newest video from the field showing Teton Cougar Project Leader, Dr. Mark Elbroch, uncovering a cougar kill in South America’s Patagonia region and explaining how Patagonian cougars hide their prey from scavenging Andean condors.
Read a story from Panthera’s March newsletter – Cougars vs. Condors: Competing for Meat in Patagonia – to learn what Dr. Elbroch recently uncovered about the distinctive hunting habits of the Patagonian cougar, and how Andean condors impact this behavior.
Travelling on horseback for up to 21 hours a day, Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project Leader, Dr. Mark Elbroch, recently spent more than two years tracking, collaring and studying the behavior of cougars in South America’s Patagonia region. Based in the Chacabuco Valley of southern Chile, Elbroch sought to uncover the distinctive hunting habits and prey sources of the Patagonian cougar, in hopes of better conserving the species in this region.
Panthera Co-Authored SciPub Reveals Fascinating Finding on Impact of Andean Condors on Cougars’ Hunting Behavior
Travelling on horseback for up to 21 hours a day, Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project Leader, Mark Elbroch, recently spent over a year and a half studying the behavior of cougars in South America’s Patagonia region, including their hunting habits and sources of prey. During this time, Elbroch made a consistent and surprising observation that cougars within the Patagonia region made nearly 50% more kills and fed less on these kills than cougars of other regions, such as their counterparts in North America.
Panthera’s Jaguar Photo Wins Runner-Up Prize in 2012 BBC Wildlife Camera Trap Photos of the Year Awards
We're excited to share that Panthera's camera trap photo of a jaguar mother and cubs in a Colombian oil palm plantation won the Runner-Up Prize in the New Discoveries category of the 2012 BBC Wildlife Camera Trap Photos of the Year Awards! Garnering substantial media coverage earlier this year, this photo was one of several images taken with Panthera’s camera traps that provided the first photographic evidence of wild jaguars with cubs in an oil palm plantation in Colombia.
This awesome photo shows a curious cougar climbing a tree to inspect a video camera set up by the Teton Cougar Project in the Southern Yellowstone ecosystem! Watch our video to see more footage! Donate to help raise $8,000 needed for 4 HD video cameras, which provide data on cougar population dynamics, behavior and interactions with carnivores and people that help us conserve the species.
Learn more about Panthera's Teton Cougar Project.
Cougars are also referred to as pumas, mountain lions, panthers, catamounts, & the "tigre". They have the largest geographic range of any native terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere, from Canada through the US, Central & South America to the southern tip of Chile!
Learn how Panthera is working to protect this species through the Teton Cougar Project.
Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project Director, Dr. Howard Quigley, Discusses Product Branding & Cougars with Wired Magazine
Wired Magazine’s recently published article, ‘The Cat Behind the OS: Meet the Real Mountain Lion’, discusses the use of big cats for product branding and advertising and shines a spotlight on the mascot of Apple's latest Operating System - the cougar, or mountain lion. Read the article to learn more about the use of big cats as branding devices and hear what Panthera's Teton Cougar Project Director, Dr.
Canon recently released a short film entitled ‘Man and Beast’ that portrays the life of Panthera’s CEO and wild cat expert, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, including why he has devoted his career to saving the world’s wild cats. Produced with a new and technologically advanced Canon Cinema EOS camera, the ten minute beautifully shot film features a powerful depiction of Dr. Rabinowitz’s childhood, during which he was faced with a debilitating stutter and sought solace in speaking to animals, that also had no voice. The film then moves on to portray Dr. Rabinowitz’s young adult life when he dedicated his career to saving and giving a voice to animals.
Watch the film here.
A recent article in Jackson Hole News & Guide reported on research carried out through Panthera's Teton Cougar Project in partnership with Craighead Beringia South (CBS) that challenges the concept that cougars are solitary animals, unless mating or raising young. For the first time, Panthera and CBS field scientists documented two adult cougars and their kittens sharing kills, a behavior that is more typical of African lions living in prides. These two female cougars, each with two kittens, have shared at least three kills in an area north of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and were joined by one adult male cougar on one kill.
As part of ‘Big Cat Week,’ National Geographic WILD has debuted two new films featuring Panthera's jaguar projects in Belize and Brazil, and the Teton Cougar Project, run in partnership with Craighead Beringia South. Hunt for the Shadow Cat, which features Panthera’s Jaguar Corridor Initiative and Pantanal Jaguar Project, will be aired this evening at 10pm et/pt.