Interesting Science: Mountain Lion Behavior

April 17, 2012

A recent study from the Teton Cougar Project has found multiple mountain lions sharing prey in the Gros Ventre River drainage.  According to conventional wisdom, mountain lions are solitary animals, expect when breeding and raising young.  These researchers have found multiple females and young sharing elk kills and have also noted a male lion in the same location as a female and her kitten.  My own experience with bobcats supports what these researchers have seen.  I’ve seen multiple male bobcats interacting with females and kittens outside of the breeding season, which the literature says shouldn’t happen.

Jackson Hole News via Adventure Journal

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More Animals in the Snow

December 24, 2010

For me, the Lynx were the primary reason for heading to the Minnesota Zoo.  However, there were plenty of other animals to see.  The snow on the ground transformed the environment and helped create the illusion of being in the wild.

“Mountain Lion”  –  Minnesota Zoo

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