Integrated Stress and Community Perceptions: Toward an Understanding of Human-Cougar Tolerance
| Contributor(s):: Lara Brenner
Evidence suggests that cougars (Puma concolor) are beginning to recolonize their traditional range in the Midwestern and Eastern US, returning to a landscape and a social environment that have changed drastically in a century of absence. Any hope of the cougar’s persistence depends on...
Cougar-human entanglements on Vancouver Island : relational agency and space
| Contributor(s):: Rosemary-Claire Magdeleine Solange Collard
Vancouver Island is home to what is estimated to be the densest cougar population in North America. Over the last century and a half, cougar and human residents of the Island have not co-existed peacefully. From government-sponsored bounty hunts of cougars to cougar attacks on children,...
Cougar-Human Entanglements on Vancouver Island: Relational Agency and Space
Analyzing Big Cat Behaviors in an Artificial Environment
| Contributor(s):: Krystal Ostrowski
The purpose of this research is, to observe big cat behaviors at The Exotic Feline Rescue Center, and analyze these behaviors in comparison to known behaviors, to see the affects an artificial environment has on these cats. In this study the term artificial environment refers to anything outside...
Assessment of wildlife value orientations, state agency credibility, and tolerance for mountain lions in Iowa
| Contributor(s):: Andrew L. Stephenson
It is increasingly necessary for state agencies to incorporate the opinions of their constituents in wildlife management decision-making. Shifting demographics of Iowa's human population necessitate gathering information on stakeholders' beliefs and values toward wildlife. This project...
The effects of human age, group composition, and behavior on the likelihood of being injured by attacking pumas
| Contributor(s):: Coss, R. G., Fitzhugh, L. E., Schmid-Holmes, S., Kenyon, M. W., Etling, K.
Documentation from the years 1890 to 2000 of 185 instances of pumas (Puma concolor) attacking humans in the United States and Canada has provided statistical evidence that pumas are less likely to kill or injure humans in certain circumstances. We identified incidents of fatal attacks, severe...
A case study: the effect of visitors on two captive pumas with respect to the time of the day
| Contributor(s):: Maia, C. M., Volpato, G. L., Santos, E. F.
This study analyzed the effects of noise levels and number of visitors on the behaviors of a mother puma and her daughter in a zoo environment with respect to the time of day. The study monitored visitation (noise and number) over two 1-week periods (4 weeks between periods) and frequency of...
The relevance of age and gender for public attitudes to brown bears ( Ursus arctos), black bears ( Ursus americanus), and cougars ( Puma concolor) in Kamloops, British Columbia
| Contributor(s):: Campbell, M. O.
Values, animal symbolism, and human-animal relationships associated to two threatened felids in Mapuche and Chilean local narratives
| Contributor(s):: Herrmann, T. M., Schuttler, E., Benavides, P., Galvez, N., Sohn, L., Palomo, N.
Tracking large carnivore dispersal using isotopic clues in claws: An application to cougars across the Great Plains
| Contributor(s):: Viviane Hénaux, Larkin A. Powell, Keith A. Hobson, Clayton Kent Nielsen, Michelle A. LaRue
1. Cougar (Puma concolor) populations, like other large carnivores, have increased during recent decades and may be recolonizing their former ranges in Midwestern North America. The dispersal routes taken by these animals from established populations are unknown and insight into these movements...
Cougar predation on livestock in New Mexico, January 1983 through June 1984
| Contributor(s):: Gary A. Littauer, Ronald J. White
A telephone survey was conducted in which the objective was to obtain information from the entire population of livestock producers in New Mexico who had losses to cougars (Felis concolor) in 1983 and the first six months of 1984. A total of 103 ranchers reported losses in 1983 and 60 reported...
Public Attitudes toward Black Bears (Ursus americanus) and Cougars (Puma concolor) on Vancouver Island
| Contributor(s):: Campbell, M., Lancaster, B. L.