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.

Monday, June 04, 2012

LM3 Recaptured again! - Team Puma 2011 was rewarded with a puma capture at the end of last summer after a week of trap nights.  We recaptured 140 lb LM3 for the third year in a row.  This big male has been a constant presence in our camera array and in our study area for the past three years.  Unfortunately we learned that he had been killed by a hunter in January of 2012.  We were able to recover the collar which will complete his GPS dataset making it the longest running dataset for a single puma we have collected so far.  


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