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We want to custom build remote-triggered HD video cameras to record the secret lives of mountain lions in western Wyoming.

Craighead Beringia South is a prominent non-profit wildlife and research institute, dedicated to putting science to work for wildlife located in Kelly, Wyoming. There are several continuing research projects including the Teton Cougar project which was initiated in 2000 by Howard Quigley under the supervision of the Hornocker Wildlife Institute. In 2003 the Teton Cougar Project was transferred to Craighead Beringia South under the direction of Howard Quigley and Derek Craighead. This project uses trail cameras to study cougar foraging ecology, predation, interaction with wolves, bears and other species, in the Southern Yellowstone Ecosystem. To date, the TCP has radio-collared and marked more than 109 individual cougars documenting their territories, food habits and population dynamics. The study area is more than 2,300 kilometers and extends from Jackson Hole to the northern edge of the Grand Teton National Park and contains 12-14 resident adult cougars.

With your help, we would like to custom build remote triggered HD video cameras to document the unknown behavior of these resident cougars. The new technology will produce television quality footage which will enhance cougar research and educational programs to promote conservation. 

Thank you!

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    You will be added to our email list which receives project updates, and occasional video footage from the new cameras!

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    You will be added to our email list which receives project updates, and occasional video footage from the new cameras! You will receive a signed, unmatted 8x10 image of a mountain lion, and a biographical sketch of the lion.

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    You will be added to our email list which receives project updates, and occasional video footage from the new cameras! You will receive a signed, unmatted 16x20 image of mountain lion, and a biographical sketch of the lion.

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    You will be added to our email list which receives project updates, and occasional video footage from the new cameras! You will receive a matted, signed and framed 8x10 image of mountain lion, and a biographical sketch of the lion.

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    You will be added to our email list which receives project updates, and occasional video footage from the new cameras! You will receive a matted, signed and framed 16x20 image of mountain lion, and a biographical sketch of the lion. You will also receive a pack of CBS postcards and CBS or Panthera t-shirt & hat & mug.

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    You will be added to our email list which receives project updates, and occasional video footage from the new cameras! A day in the field looking for cougar kills with Mark Elbroch. (Winter: Snowmobiling and tracking lions) (Summer: Introduction to tracking and visiting kill sites) Travel and lodging is not included, dates are flexible.

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