Documenting puma kills in person produces more accurate data than computer-based methods, our Puma Program Lead Scientist argues—and he has the science to back it up. Good thing, because our researchers “delight” in these field excursions.
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The puma that killed a cyclist in the western U.S. on May 19 exhibited abnormal behavior, Panthera scientist Dr. Mark Elbroch told National Geographic. "This was an animal that was not healthy," he said, "and in its last attempts to try to survive did something it ordinarily wouldn’t.”
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