The Journeys of Young Pumas, and Welcome to Puma 56M

56M recovering and soon ready to continue searching for a territory

A young male puma was captured and returned safely to the wilds yesterday by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and San Mateo Police. As scientists studying pumas, we often receive questions about pumas when this happens. Usually the first questions are “Why does this happen?” and “Is it happening more frequently?” The short […]

New Exciting Video About Local Habitat Connectivity!


POST and Pathways for Wildlife have partnered up and put together an excellent video about culverts and Highway 17!  In the video, Tanya Diamond and Ahiga Snyder explain some of the work they’ve been doing to increase habitat connectivity across such a formidable barrier to individual movements and gene flow around the Santa Cruz Mountains. […]

Crossing Highway 17

17 culvert

We’ve talked before about the dangers of crossing Highway 17, you may remember 16M, or Atlas, crossed dozens of times and was stuck and injured once.  Many pumas and other animals are not as lucky and are killed.  Some animals try and dart across highways, while others may use culverts that run under the road […]