Cougar Stories

Cougars and lions

Cougars and lions are very dif­fer­ent but when it comes to prey, they share the same intent focus and stealthy means of attack. Read More »

Catch a cougar by the tail

Some track­ing hounds go to extraordin­ary lengths to catch a cou­gar. That includes grabbing them by the tail and climb­ing trees. Read More »

Saw a cougar on the way to sell The Cougar

The cou­gar lan­guidly crossed the road, not pay­ing any atten­tion at all to the car. He was the Lord of the Forest and knew it. Read More »

The Cougar wins gold!

Books don’t just hap­pen. In the non-fic­tion realm, they’re a huge col­lab­or­a­tion between author, inter­viewees and pub­lish­er. Read More »

Cougars in urban areas

hidden cougarIt’s unbe­liev­able how stealthy and quiet cou­gars are. And how often they can be near humans – on trails or even in urb­an areas – without any­one noti­cing. Visit here to view images and a video clip of a cou­gar cas­u­ally strolling … Read More »

The Cougar shortlisted for two awards!

Paula Wild’s BC best­selling book The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous (Douglas & McIntyre) has been nom­in­ated for two awards in as many days! Read More »

Cougar chasing monkey in tree for food…or fun?

Some the­or­ies on why a cou­gar chased a mon­key through the trees. Read More »

Cougar leaping fence

Cougars can jump five metres — around the height of a single story house — straight up from a stand still. Read More »

Wild female cougar adopts orphaned cubs

Researchers with Panthera’s Teton Cougar Project in Jackson Hole, Wyoming were sur­prised to dis­cov­er that a female cou­gar with young of her own had adop­ted three orphaned cubs. Read More »

Cougar Sounds 2

Mac the cou­gar gets vocal while wait­ing to be fed. Read More »

Cougars are excellent swimmers

Cougars have been tracked swim­ming dis­tances of 6.5 kilo­metres, And if there is a boat in the area, they invari­ably head straight toward it. Read More »

Cougars are strong…smart too

Cougars are exquis­itely built killing machines cap­able of tak­ing down an anim­al sev­en times their size. Read More »

CBC Radio All Points West interview

Jo-Ann Roberts talks to Paula Wild about the rela­tion­ship between humans and cou­gars on Vancouver Island. Read More »

Cougar sounds

Cougars hiss, growl, purr and even scream. Read More »

Cougars are Curious

Like all cats, cou­gars are curi­ous. But a curi­ous cou­gar can quickly turn into a dan­ger­ous one if some­thing trig­gers its chase and kill instinct. Read More »