First documented wild cougar adoption ever recorded

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?







  1. Maska Avatar

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

  2. Drew Avatar

    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. Monty Avatar

    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”.


Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University. He was a Western Watersheds Project Board Member off and on for many years, and was also its President for several years. For a long time he produced Ralph Maughan’s Wolf Report. He was a founder of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. He and Jackie Johnson Maughan wrote three editions of “Hiking Idaho.” He also wrote “Beyond the Tetons” and “Backpacking Wyoming’s Teton and Washakie Wilderness.” He created and is the administrator of The Wildlife News.

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