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Wolves, cold, hunters all threaten cougar kittens - Jackson Hole News&Guide: Environmental

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Wolves, cold, hunters all threaten cougar kittens

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13-year project shows declining survival rates among young lions.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 4:30 am

Only 7 percent of Jackson Hole’s mountain lions are surviving to adulthood, new research out of the Teton Cougar Project shows.

Mark Elbroch, the cougar project’s leader, relayed his team’s findings during a presentation Monday before about 200 people at the Center for the Arts. Passionate, animated and able to connect with a crowd, Elbroch used videos and anecdotes to tell the tale of the “secret lives of cougar kittens,” including the bumpy road they face on the way to maturity.

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