On February 10th a magnificent cougar killed one of our farm animals. He had previously hunted and had been seen throughout our neighbourhood for a month. Unfortunately it was decided that the cougar had to be trapped and destroyed by the conservation office due to safety concerns.
Seeing this incredible apex predator for the first time was awe inspiring. We had heard stories and seen pictures but we weren’t prepared for how impressive they are in person. It was a sad event to witness but it was one we are grateful to have been part of.
Once this healthy and incredibly gifted male hunter was killed we immediately started asking about how we could preserve the hide for educational purposes.
We live on Lilwat Nation territory so it is humbling to be able to have it go on display within the Tszil learning centre adjacent to the LilwatCultural Centre in Mount Currie, BC. The Conservation Office has agreed to release the animals remains to Lilwat. Ordinarily animals in human conflict are not preserved or released to the public.
This go fund me is setup to help raise the $5000 cost of properly preparing the animal for display.
We would be deeply honoured to have you contribute to this display for the benefit of the community and passers by to see this incredible animals form on display.
PS We have used stock images for this campaign as the images we have may disturb some viewers and they are deeply personal. If you have any questions about the events leading up to this please don’t hesitate to reach out to me in person. I will happily share this experience with anyone who is interested in what transpired.