Mitragyna Speciosa

This week, we published a paper on puma behavioral responses to human development and how they relate to kill rates in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We found that females spend less time at their deer kills when they are close to people, and therefore kill deer more often to compensate.

For more, listen to BBC’s Science in Action radio show here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gyp6x

Puma kill site near a home in Felton, CA