Cougars (<i>Puma concolor</i>) in The Northwest Territories and Wood Buffalo National Park

  • Robert J. Gau
  • Robert Mulders
  • Tamara Lamb
  • Libby Gunn
Keywords: Alberta, cougar, Northwest Territories, Puma concolor, Wood Buffalo National Park


Extralimital reports of cougars (Puma concolor) at the northern limits of their range are rare. We documented at least 21 individual occurrences of cougars from the Northwest Territories and the Wood Buffalo National Park area between the years 1983 and 2000. Our evidence suggests that, at a minimum, transient cougars are regular visitors to northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories.