We are conducting surveys, monitoring, and research on cougars (puma, mountain lion) on the Ladder Ranch in south-central New Mexico. Here, cougars are of particular interest given their effects on state-endangered desert bighorn sheep and other valuable big game. These projects are also resources for training and education, most notably through the Cougar Field Workshop.

Friday, February 29, 2008

"Retired" cougar researcher Harley Shaw, author of "Soul Among Lions" and workshop organizer fits a Telonics GPS collar (purchased by the Oregon Zoo) to our sedated cougar. Note the asymmetry in of the toes in the front paw and the distince three lobes in the heel pad, both excellent characteristics for identifying cougar tracks.


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