Ricky Pires Director,
“Wings of Hope” Program
The Cougar Posse was created in 2009 when Director Ricky Pires realized that the environmental education foundation she had created in Florida for the Florida Panther could be implemented across the country for a species in need, the Cougar. Connecting with the Cougar Fund, the Cougar Posse was created to help teach children about Cougars, their habitat, threats to their species and to keep them up to date with research that is being done for this species.
Marilyn Cuthill, Teton Cougar Project Leader/Director of Education
Above "Cougar Kitten" Research photos courtesy of
Rusty Smith and Dave Priestly 2011
Kelly Elementary School
Teacher- Dan Thomasma Kelly, Wyoming
Cougar Posse artwork by Artist/Linda Barone
In partnership with The Cougar Fund
"Protecting America's Greatest Cat"