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This Mountain Lion Hides Her Kills in Abandoned Ranches

Short | 03:18

Adventurer Casey Anderson has tracked a female mountain lion to her unlikely den: an abandoned ranch close to his home. He ventures inside, camera in hand, for a closer look.


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On the outskirts of Yellowstone National Park is Paradise Valley, Montana, home to bears, wolves, elk, and an animal so secretive, few ever get to see it: the mountain lion. Wildlife filmmaker Casey Anderson became one of those lucky few after following the tracks of the elusive cat from his backyard into the world of a mother and her three cubs. It was the beginning of what would become a remarkable relationship that gave Casey a rare glimpse into the life of a mountain lion family and a new understanding of an animal we know so little about.


  • Casey Anderson Photos by: Filson, 2017 CC. Filson Co.

    Casey Anderson

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    Born and raised in East Helena, Montana, Casey is a fifth generation Montanan. He has been involved in film and television production for over 20 years. As a wildlife filmmaker, Casey has worked/hosted several wildlife series, The Great Yellowstone Thaw for BBC & PBS, America the Wild and Expedition Wild for Nat Geo Wild.

    Casey has filmed animals across the globe from Mountain Lions in his backyard to wild dogs in Africa and gators in the swamps of Florida. His hope as a naturalist is that as people learn more about wildlife and their respect for wildlife deepens, we will all be able to co-exist.

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