Welcome 41M, Goodbye 27M

Weighing in at 84 pounds, and around 14 months old, last week we welcomed 41M to the study.  In this video, you can see 41M walk into the trap while his sibling looks on.  The door closes behind him, distracting him for a moment, but then he returns to chowing down on the roadkill deer […]

A tale of two pumas: 16M and 17M’s final chapters

17M (left) and 16M's skulls

Last week we visited the final resting places of two of our male lions, 16M and 17M. In both life and death, these two lions embodied the diversity of fates that may befall pumas living in the Santa Cruz Mountains. 17M was a small, 2 year old male when we first caught him in 2010. He lived […]