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, May 09, 2008

Not surprisingly, Orvel knows his business. Within a few days of setting the cameras we had our first photo of an unmarked cougar. The uncollared adult male in this photograph represents the fourth known cougar in our Ladder Ranch study area.


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