Corona in Queens in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Puma: The Hunted
Pumas Can Live in Diverse Environments
The adaptable puma not only eats almost any kind of meat, it can live in many different kinds of places, from woods to tropical forests to deserts.
However, the big cat is no match for the deadliest predators of all—people.
Because pumas were viewed as threats to livestock, for years ranchers were able to kill the big cats without many restrictions. At one time the government even paid hunters for each puma they killed.
Today, as people move into the big cats' historical range, some conflicts remain inevitable. We are part of ongoing efforts to determine how pumas and people can best co-exist.
Erected by Wildlife Conservation Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Animals • Environment.
Location. 40° 44.755′ N, 73° 51′ W. Marker is in Queens, New York, in Queens County. It is in Corona. Marker is on Zoo Path, 0.2 miles north Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corona NY 11368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Puma (a few steps from this marker); Our rescued pumas (a few steps from this marker); WCS In Action: Big Cat Conservation (within shouting distance of this marker); Canadian Lynx (within shouting distance of this marker); What's Amazing about this Aviary? (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Rescued Eagles (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coyote (about 400 feet away); The Life and Times of the Coyote (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queens.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.