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.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

LF1 has been moving throughout our camera grid system over the last several weeks. Curiously, we haven't photographed her once during his time. On the other hand we've photographed LM1 at least 8 times during this same period. Although we have very little data, this pattern suggests that a female with cubs may be using different travel routes than those used by adult males.


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