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Joshua Lisbon

Joshua Lisbon

Joshua Lisbon is a mountain lion researcher and the Education Director at MPG Ranch, a conservation organization in Western Montana. When not at work, he's an avid hunter, traditional hide tanner, wilderness skills instructor, trail runner, and part time documentary host.

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Video: Mountain Lion Kittens Fight Over Food and Snuggles

Wildlife Management

Video: Mountain Lion Kittens Fight Over Food and Snuggles

Young mountain lions sort out their place in the litter hierarchy early in life. These little ones are only just weaning and are around 3 months old. Their feigned ferocity, vastly outsized compared to their coordination, makes for a lot of bluff and tumble but no real bite. Often, the competition...
Photos: Adult Mountain Lions Cannibalize Cougar Kitten

Wildlife Management

Photos: Adult Mountain Lions Cannibalize Cougar Kitten

Survival is not guaranteed in the wild. To borrow a few words from Thomas Hobbes, the life of a young mountain lion can be "nasty, brutish, and short." For cougars, the average litter size is one to four cats; however, only one or two will see the average dispersal age of 15 months. Fewer still will...
Video: Mountain Lion Caches Deer Kill Under Tree Bark

Wildlife Management

Video: Mountain Lion Caches Deer Kill Under Tree Bark

Mountain lions are fascinating and elusive predators. They're all over the Western United States, but you rarely ever see them. Of course, when people do see them, such encounters usually get splashed all over the news. While they’re not the boogieman they’re often made out to be, they are lethal...