This documentary follows two mountain lion
mums in the Rockies of Wyoming as they struggle to raise their kittens.
GPS collars that track the movement of mountain lions
in the park showed that one cat, a 16-month-old female known as P-33, had crossed the busy 101 Freeway in the Camarillo area earlier that morning.
In much of the West, mountain lions
are the number-one predator of deer, elk and bighorn sheep, with estimated predation rates of up to one animal per week, per lion
Habitat use for mountain lions
has been generally described as universal where they are found in almost every other vegetative type besides desert flats, agricultural landscapes, or large grasslands (Hansen, 1992).
To see if mountain lions
had found corridors through local suburbs and freeways, Paul and his research team studied 32 lions over a five-year period.
The campaign was developed by the Rocky Mountain Lions
Eye Bank and is based, in part, on focus group research conducted by the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming.
Human encounters with mountain lions
have increased in recent years, as human settlements have encroached on lion habitat.
How, pray tell, should I we keep children close to us, and protect them from mountain lions
, if we cannot bend down to pick them up?
For Dufresne, resident local mountain lions
are wishful thinking.
The study is changing how wildlife officials and others view mountain lions
normally stay with their mothers until they are 12-18 months old.
Typically mountain lions
don't want any part of people.