Cougar

27 Sep

Photo of the Day

Craighead Beringia South/Panthera

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.

See more wild cat photos on our Photo page and on Flickr.

16 Aug

Photo of the Day

Brad Boner

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.

01 Aug

Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project Director, Dr. Howard Quigley, Discusses Product Branding & Cougars with Wired Magazine

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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.

26 Jun

Canon’s Short Film, ‘Man and Beast,’ Portrays the Life of Panthera’s CEO, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

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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.

26 Apr

Panthera Research Challenges Concept of Cougars as Solitary Animals

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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.

15 Dec

National Geographic Films Feature Panthera’s Jaguar and Cougar Conservation Programs

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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.

09 Dec

Panthera’s Dr. Howard Quigley, to be Interviewed on Wild about Pets – Friday, Dec. 9, 1pm EST

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Panthera’s Executive Director of Jaguar Programs and Teton Cougar Project Director, Dr. Howard Quigley, will be interviewed on the Wild About Pets radio show today at 1 p.m. EST (12 p.m. CDT). Tune in to hear Dr. Quigley discuss fascinating details about the Americas’ two largest cats – the jaguar and the cougar – including where they live, how they survive, reproduce, and interact with other large predators and human communities, and much more. Learn about common misconceptions about jaguars and cougars, the benefits of conserving these big cats, why they come into conflicts with humans, and what Panthera is doing to mitigate these conflicts.

13 Oct

Oct. 13-19: Re-airing of ‘A Voice for the Animals’ Featuring Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz

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Now through Wednesday, October 19th, Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz’s interview on American Public Radio’s On Being program (formerly the Speaking of Faith program) will re-air across the country on over 240 public radio stations. Download the interview podcast or stream it to hear Dr.

11 Oct

Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival

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Panthera is proud to share that Dr. Alan Rabinowitz has just received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Conservation at the prestigious Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  This award recognizes Dr. Rabinowitz’s decades of tireless work to survey the world’s last wild places, with the goal of preserving wild habitats for some of the world’s most endangered mammals – including tigers and jaguars.

04 Oct

Panthera Releases ‘State of the Cougar’ Report Card

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Read Panthera’s newly released ‘State of the Cougar’ Report Card to learn about the current status of the cougar, otherwise known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, catamount, and ‘tigre.’ Read up about historic and current cougar populations and habitats, the threats cougars currently face, and how Panthera is working in the southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and California to mitigate human-cougar conflicts and understand more about this species’ ecology and interactions with human communities.


Click here to read the Cougar Report Card.

Click here to read Panthera’s Report Cards for tigers, lions, jaguars, and snow leopards.