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, April 25, 2007

After some effort and difficulty, Kate Thibault successfully collared this cougar yesterday. It is a male, weighing 48kg (105 lbs). Judging from its teeth and weight is likely a subadult, 18 to 24 months old. More photos and information to follow soon!


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