Tag: pumas

August 26, 2016

WSB study: Citizen scientists dart cougars for population study

Hunters armed with biopsy darts may be the key to assessing cougar populations, according to a new study. Cougars (Puma concolor) live solitary lives in widely dispersed territories, and it’s...

June 16, 2016

JWM Study: Suburban pumas eat more raccoons, house cats

There’s no shortage of deer in the residential neighborhoods of California’s Santa Cruz Mountains. Nevertheless, the closer pumas (Puma concolor) come to human dwellings, the more likely they are to...

February 22, 2016

JWM study: Fire, urbanization pose threats to California pumas

Wild fires have been big news in California in recent months, and now new research is revealing how these fires are affecting pumas (Puma concolor) in the area. “A mix...