The lions who lunch: Pumas aren’t social animals — until it’s time to feast

Pumas have long had a reputation as loners, studiously marking their territory, hunting individually and tolerating one another only when it’s time to mate.

But the animals — also known as mountain lions, cougars or panthers — may be more social than previously thought, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.

To study puma interactions, researchers tagged 13 of the animals with GPS trackers and filmed their behaviour at Wyoming feeding spots from...

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