Cougar Conundrum
  • Aug 12, 2020 6:00 pm
  • 52:50 mins

Living With Predators Guest: Mark Elbroch, biologist; Director, Panthera’s Puma Program; author, “The Cougar Conundrum: Sharing the World with a Successful Predator”  When it comes to conservation, people may rally around saving the whales, but what about saving the animals that can prey on us? The complex story of cougar conservation involves the ethics of hunting, human safety, and understanding where we fit in a predator-prey ecosystem. Panthera is a global wildcat conservation organization. Visit here to learn more: Protecting Panthers Guest: Craig Pittman, author, "Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther" When big cats are endangered, some may worry that bringing them back will increase risks to humans. What are the benefits, though? The complicated tale of bringing back the Florida panther involves a campaign by school children and a rivalry between the panthers and alligators for food, and also for the glory of being the state animal.