Hounds and lions

Yesterday we re-collared 27m in the Soquel Demonstration Forest, our big male that splits his time between Nisene Marks and Sierra Azul. After running a few hundred yards downhill, he climbed this big douglas fir and camped out there until we got a tranquilizer dart...

Puma Tracker updated!

The long awaited update to Puma Tracker has arrived! We now have 25 different pumas tracks for you to explore on the interactive map, including our most recently collared cats.  Check it out here!...

Survivor

If the Santa Cruz pumas had a survivor contest, then 16M would undoubtedly be the winner. For the past two years, he’s made a dangerous living straddling both sides of Highway 17, a sinuous freeway connecting San Jose and Santa Cruz. All highways, for obvious...

When Pumas (Rarely) Attack!

Pumas are highly elusive animals and the chance of running into one is VERY slim. But, with the recent Cruz Alerts—text/call alerts sent out to students and faculty of UCSC about potentially dangerous activity—regarding Mountain Lion sightings near the UCSC campus, I...

New Blogger: Daniela Rosas

Hello out there! I’d like to introduce myself as one of your bloggers for the Santa Cruz Puma Project. Daniela Rosas is my name and I am an undergrad at UCSC Santa Cruz, majoring in Environmental Studies. This is my second quarter interning for the Santa Cruz Puma...