P-53: Surprise Cat

Female | June 2015 | Alive

This female kitten is the sole survivor of P-23’s litter from summer 2015. When researchers went to the den, there was only one kitten found. That kitten, P-43, and an unknown sibling were later found dead, killed by another animal. And that seemed to be the grisly end of that litter. But then researchers noticed P-23’s movements were still consistent with traveling with young. A remote camera was placed at a deer kill site and, lo and behold, there was another kitten! Researchers waited until she had grown large enough to wear a GPS radio collar, which was in July 2016.

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Last updated: September 21, 2018

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