Cougars are altering the way in which they hunt so bears don’t steal their meals

A cougar or mountain lion (Puma concolor) on the prowl within the winter snow

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Cougars in Yellowstone Nationwide Park are looking an rising proportion of their prey on rugged terrain, a tactic that could be a deliberate alternative to scale back the prospect that their kills are stolen by the rising variety of bears and wolves within the space.

In Yellowstone Nationwide Park within the western US, the habitat of cougars (Puma concolor) – also referred to as mountain lions – overlaps with that of gray wolves (Canis lupus), grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis …

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