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Old Monday 27th January 2020, 16:01   #5
Chosun Juan
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Originally Posted by wilberfloss View Post
I'm not aware of any, Chosun. Ongoing, however, is the Yellowstone Cougar Project:

https://www.yellowstone.org/cougar-project/
Thanks for those links - such beautiful creatures - but numbers are not increasing and seem under massive pressure ..... I can't believe they are still hunted. People are so stupid.

I seem to recall that the doco I watched had cougars with radio collars on - so perhaps that earlier study - they were in a snow covered environment. They had designations such as F3, F4 etc. Their survival rates then were below replacement rates. I seem to recall that the successful breeding female was killed (by a male cougar? or wolves? - I can't remember). They were constantly driven off their kills, and I think just about all the cubs died within the first year.




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