51M Leaping

We hear that pumas are good climbers and jumpers, but we don't often get to see it.  This awesome series of photos shows 51M, a ~4 year old male we originally collared in November, turning around on a tree trunk, climbing down, and then leaping to the ground.  These...

Capture Frenzy – Welcome 52F, 53F, 54M, and 55F!

The Santa Cruz Puma Project has been ramping up our captures in the last month in order to better study the puma population of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Here's an introduction to 52F, 53F, 54M, and 55F! 52F is 5 years old and about 80 lbs. She has two kittens about 6...

Just a big kitty…

Here is 26M gettin' down in front of one of our cameras. We stitched together this series of photos showing him rolling around on the ground, just like your cat on the front walk. [video width="640" height="360"...

Progress creating connection across the 17

Project post doc, Max Allen, and I recently went out in the field with Tanya Diamond and Ahiga Snyder from Pathways for Wildlife to see where the Santa Cruz County Land Trust will build the new wildlife crossing culvert under Highway 17. We started off our hike with...

Puma sighting on UCSC campus

A UCSC Cruz Alert was sent out on November 28 warning of two mountain lions spotted near the base of the UCSC campus. Mountain lions do occasionally move through campus property, due to the many preserved acres of land in Upper Campus and Pogonip, and the adjacency of...

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