On February 3, puma project researcher Paul Houghtaling went looking for 25F again. In May 2012, 25F’s collar stopped sending GPS data, and we have been attempting to get her a new collar ever since. After many previous attempts to track down 25f, Paul went back to Wilder Ranch, 25F’s home turf, to try again. He was able to locate a deer kill that she had made in Wilder, and we successfully captured her last night.

The capture was quick and successful, and now 25F has a working collar again.  To see where 25F roams, check out her track with our puma tracker here.

Taking a blood sample from 25F (Photo by Julia Burks)