Mitragyna Speciosa

2 week-old kittens

2 week-old kittens

This is a pair of 2 week old puma kittens. We make our initial visit to dens at 2 weeks in order to confirm it is a den and count how many kittens were born. We return at 4 weeks to place collars on kittens in order to track their growth and survival. Our published...
Three new puma kittens take on the world!

Three new puma kittens take on the world!

On Saturday, June 20, post-doc Max Allen, technician Chris Fust, and I parked in a grassy field in Wilder Ranch with one mission in mind. We were setting out to visit what we believed to be a newly established den by 25F, a female puma that lives primarily in Wilder....

51M Leaping

We hear that pumas are good climbers and jumpers, but we don’t often get to see it.  This awesome series of photos shows 51M, a ~4 year old male we originally collared in November, turning around on a tree trunk, climbing down, and then leaping to the ground. ...

Capture Frenzy – Welcome 52F, 53F, 54M, and 55F!

The Santa Cruz Puma Project has been ramping up our captures in the last month in order to better study the puma population of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Here’s an introduction to 52F, 53F, 54M, and 55F! 52F is 5 years old and about 80 lbs. She has two kittens...