Crossing highways

This morning, we learned that 39M, the downtown puma from Santa Cruz, was hit and killed on Highway 17 around Vine Hill Road. When we caught the young male back in May, we recognized that his survival in the coming months would be difficult. After getting his new...

Welcome 41M, Goodbye 27M

Weighing in at 84 pounds, and around 14 months old, last week we welcomed 41M to the study.  In this video, you can see 41M walk into the trap while his sibling looks on.  The door closes behind him, distracting him for a moment, but then he returns to chowing down on...

Crossing Highway 17

We’ve talked before about the dangers of crossing Highway 17, you may remember 16M, or Atlas, crossed dozens of times and was stuck and injured once.  Many pumas and other animals are not as lucky and are killed.  Some animals try and dart across highways, while...

36m visits my office!

A couple weeks ago, 36m visited the quad outside of my office building, and took care of our pesky deer problem. No really, he killed a deer and fed on it for a couple of nights two feet from the Earth and Marine Sciences building and about 50 feet from our...