Posts Tagged ‘ cougars ’

Cute young mountain lions playing

October 29, 2013

From Field and Stream comes this fun video clip of a mountain lion being “teased” by its sibling. The footage comes from researchers at our own  Santa Cruz Puma Project. The trapped lion was a 14-month-old male that researchers have named “41M.” “While we collared him, we could see the eye-shine of his mom or sibling…

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Learn about Mountain Lions with the Sierra Club

September 26, 2013

In more cougar news… The Santa Cruz group of the Ventana Chapter of the Sierra Club is presenting a talk about mountain lions tonight at the Live Oak Grange Hall, 1900 7th Ave. The talk is titled ” mountain lions, habitat fragmentation and us” and begins at 7 p.m. with refreshments/socializing at 6:30 p.m. It’s…

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Mountain lion spotted in Scotts Valley

August 28, 2013

Oooh! More cougar news! A couple in Scotts Valley apparently spotted a mountain lion near their home the other day. KION reported the animal was sighted Monday night on Whispering Pines. The Sentinel had more details in today’s paper. An adult mountain lion attacked a deer in the front yard of a home in Scotts…

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Cocktails and cougars at the Crepe Place tonight

June 26, 2013
Cocktails and cougars at the Crepe Place tonight

This month’s Science on Tap event, happening tonight, is definitely a timely topic. UC Santa Cruz PhD candidate Yiwei Wang will be presenting about the Santa Cruz Puma Project, specifically “Investigating Mountain Lion Behavior in a Human-Dominated Landscape.” Wang will be discussing what it means to be “next door neighbors with a large carnivore, the mountain lion…

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Mountain lion update

June 14, 2013

Remember that mountain lion that got stuck in an aqueduct last month and had to be tranquilized? Well, it turns out the big guy’s doing OK after that ordeal. The Santa Cruz Puma Project, a partnership between UC Santa Cruz and the California Dept. of Fish and Game, reports that the animal – 39M –…

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Mountain lion watch: Big cat’s been tranqued

May 16, 2013

You can now keep calm and carry on because the mountain lion trapped in a Santa Cruz aqueduct has been tranquilized and will soon be removed. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that the animal stuck in the aqueduct on May Avenue was sequestered around 12:30 p.m. Jason Hoppin reports: “Chris Wilmers of the Puma Project…

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Mountain lion watch: Big cat still stuck in aqueduct

May 16, 2013

Uh oh, kitty’s (still) down a well! The mountain lion spotted trapped in a Santa Cruz aqueduct earlier this morning is apparently still there.  The aqueduct is on May Avenue, off Ocean Street. The animal was first spotted around 7:30 a.m. KION now reports that wildlife experts plan to tranquilize the big cat in order…

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Mountain lion trapped in Santa Cruz aqueduct

May 16, 2013
Mountain lion trapped in Santa Cruz aqueduct

KSBW is reporting that a mountain lion is trapped in an aqueduct off of May Avenue near Ocean Street in Santa Cruz this morning. It was spotted at 7:30 a.m.  Police are working with wildlife experts to assess the situation. 

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UC Santa Cruz researchers release new study on mountain lions

April 20, 2013

UC Santa Cruz researchers have released a new study on mountain lions, also known as pumas or cougars. Among the findings: Female lions sniff the urine piles when they are in heat and determine through the smell which males are most desirable. Other males identify rivals just by sniffing the pee.  

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