FP-220


FP-220 was first collared on February 4, 2013 in the Turner River Unit. She had been handled as K-228 at FP-93’s den on March 8, 2007 so she was known to be 6 years of age. 

K-228

Two weeks later on February 22, 2013 we collared FP-221 and soon learned via monitoring that she was the daughter of FP-220. We estimated FP-221’s age at 9 to 10 months of age based on tooth eruption. They were located together through October 2013. FP-220 and FP-221 were located separately starting in November 2013.  FP-221 was estimated to be 18 months of age when she dispersed but established a home range within her mother’s home range. 

FP-220 denned in February 2014 and we marked 3 kittens (K-406, K-407, K-408). 

K-406

K-407

K-408


K-406, K-407, and K-408 playing in their den.

FP-220's home range was 96 km2 in the Deep Lake and Turner River Units.


On October 29, 2015 photographer Denise Shreve saw FP-220 crossing Turner River Road.


On February 4, 2017 we changed FP-220s collar.


FP-220 was a very healthy 107 pounds.

© Ralph Arwood 2017