Wyoming: Cougar mom adopts pair of orphaned male kittens. By Cory Hatch. Jackson Hole News and Guide.

It’s almost like a pack of cougar now! Is part of it protection from wolves?

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project.

3 Responses to First documented wild cougar adoption ever recorded

  1. avatar Maska says:

    What a fascinating story! Thanks for the link, Ralph.

  2. avatar Drew says:

    Is it possible (via the internet?) to access a site that gives the GPS readings and/or maps mentioned, thus allowing those of us in far and distant places to also track the movement of some of the cats and wolves being followed in your articles?

  3. avatar Monty says:

    Articles like this, plus what I read, tend to confirm that wildlife is both more intelligent & adapatable than is generally believed. I have an indoor house cat that continually amazes me with his “innate intelligence”.



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