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.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Above we have a good photo of a bobcat (Lynx rufus). We do not know yet if photograph frequency is correlated with actual population size, but if so, it would suggest that there are more mountain lions in this area than bobcats. We have almost 3 times as many mountain lion photographs as bobcat photographs.


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