Media

Enjoy a variety of videos and photographs capturing the elusive and majestic cougar.

Media

Videos

  • Wild Encounter: Pumas of Patagonia

    In April of 2014, our co-founder and renowned wildlife photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen traveled to Patagonia to photograph wild pumas. Join him on this "Wild Encounter" with the greatest cat of the Americas!

    Footage © Thomas D. Mangelsen

    Wild Encounter: Pumas of Patagonia

    In April of 2014, our co-founder and renowned wildlife photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen traveled to Patagonia to photograph wild pumas. Join him on this "Wild Encounter" with the greatest cat of the Americas!

    Footage © Thomas D. Mangelsen

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  • Kittens Gone Wild

    During the late winter of 1999, Tom Mangelsen photographed and filmed a mother cougar and her three kittens outside Jackson, WY. This video includes rare footage of wild cougar kittens interacting with each other and their surroundings. (Footage © Thomas D. Mangelsen; video produced by Fusionspark Media, inc.)

    Kittens Gone Wild

    During the late winter of 1999, Tom Mangelsen photographed and filmed a mother cougar and her three kittens outside Jackson, WY. This video includes rare footage of wild cougar kittens interacting with each other and their surroundings. (Footage © Thomas D. Mangelsen; video produced by Fusionspark Media, inc.)

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  • What does sport hunting really look like?

    An excerpt from "Spirit of the Rockies: The Mountain Lions of Jackson Hole" / a film by Cara Blessley Lowe.

    Warning: This video contains footage of a real cougar hunt in which a cougar is shot and killed by a sport hunter. Please view before sharing with children.

    What does sport hunting really look like?

    An excerpt from "Spirit of the Rockies: The Mountain Lions of Jackson Hole" / a film by Cara Blessley Lowe.

    Warning: This video contains footage of a real cougar hunt in which a cougar is shot and killed by a sport hunter. Please view before sharing with children.

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  • Education Programs

    Knowledge is the key to coexisting with cougars and other large carnivores. That is why we devote much of our time and resources to education. Enjoy a diverse collection of photos from education programs we have conducted in recent years!

    Education Programs

    Knowledge is the key to coexisting with cougars and other large carnivores. That is why we devote much of our time and resources to education. Enjoy a diverse collection of photos from education programs we have conducted in recent years!

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  • End Sport Hunting of Cougars

    The Cougar Fund board members discuss why the sport hunting of cougars should end.

    End Sport Hunting of Cougars

    The Cougar Fund board members discuss why the sport hunting of cougars should end.

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  • Remembering Spirit

    "Spirit" was the name given to the mother cougar who raised her kittens on Miller Butte in Jackson Hole National Elk Refuge. Starting on February 14, 1999, and for 42 days afterward, Tom Mangelsen photographed the cougar family. The photographs formed the basis of "Spirit of the Rockies," written by Cara Blessely Lowe. On the 10th anniversary of this unique wildlife event, Tom and Cara remember Spirit, the cougar that inspired the creation of The Cougar Fund.

    Remembering Spirit

    "Spirit" was the name given to the mother cougar who raised her kittens on Miller Butte in Jackson Hole National Elk Refuge. Starting on February 14, 1999, and for 42 days afterward, Tom Mangelsen photographed the cougar family. The photographs formed the basis of "Spirit of the Rockies," written by Cara Blessely Lowe. On the 10th anniversary of this unique wildlife event, Tom and Cara remember Spirit, the cougar that inspired the creation of The Cougar Fund.

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  • Intelligent Predator

    Inspired by a presentation from anthropologist Jeremy Narby at a National Bioneers Conference, Thomas D. Mangelsen narrates scenes with Narby’s brilliant thoughts on Intelligence in Nature. Filmed during Mangelsen’s January 2015 photographic safari to Kenya and Tanzania, watch as predator and prey survive in the beauty of the East African landscape. After watching, ask yourself — “How can we as predators learn to stop degrading the world we live in?”

    Intelligent Predator

    Inspired by a presentation from anthropologist Jeremy Narby at a National Bioneers Conference, Thomas D. Mangelsen narrates scenes with Narby’s brilliant thoughts on Intelligence in Nature. Filmed during Mangelsen’s January 2015 photographic safari to Kenya and Tanzania, watch as predator and prey survive in the beauty of the East African landscape. After watching, ask yourself — “How can we as predators learn to stop degrading the world we live in?”

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  • Project CAT: Students, Teachers, Scientists & Cougars

    Project CAT (cougars and teaching) was established in 2000 as a partnership between the Cle Elum-Roslyn school district and the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife (WSDFW) to research the impacts of local development on cougar habitat and behavior along the eastern slopes of Washington's Cascade range. The research was completed in 2008.

    Project CAT: Students, Teachers, Scientists & Cougars

    Project CAT (cougars and teaching) was established in 2000 as a partnership between the Cle Elum-Roslyn school district and the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife (WSDFW) to research the impacts of local development on cougar habitat and behavior along the eastern slopes of Washington's Cascade range. The research was completed in 2008.

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  • Small Odds

    The project set out to communicate the idea that fear of attack in relation to cougars/mountain lions was disproportional to the actual empirical data which maintains that such incidents are indeed extremely rare.

    Small Odds

    The project set out to communicate the idea that fear of attack in relation to cougars/mountain lions was disproportional to the actual empirical data which maintains that such incidents are indeed extremely rare.

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Slideshows

  • Portraits of the Cougar

    Starting on February 14th, 1999, and for a period of approximately 40 days, photographer Tom Mangelsen had unprecedented access to a wild cougar mother and her three kittens. Tom's photos became the basis for the book Spirit of the Rockies, and the formation of The Cougar Fund.

    Portraits of the Cougar

    Starting on February 14th, 1999, and for a period of approximately 40 days, photographer Tom Mangelsen had unprecedented access to a wild cougar mother and her three kittens. Tom's photos became the basis for the book Spirit of the Rockies, and the formation of The Cougar Fund.

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  • Remote Camera

    Unique photos of wildlife captured on The Cougar Fund's remote cameras in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, including bears, moose, fox, and wolf.

    Remote Camera

    Unique photos of wildlife captured on The Cougar Fund's remote cameras in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, including bears, moose, fox, and wolf.

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  • Education Programs & Events

    A collection of photos from educational programs and events

    Education Programs & Events

    A collection of photos from educational programs and events

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  • Cougar Posse

    Photographs of The Cougar Fund's Jackson Hole Cougar Posse 2012

    Cougar Posse

    Photographs of The Cougar Fund's Jackson Hole Cougar Posse 2012

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