Table 2 Correlations between frequency of tolerance and puma characteristics.

Here, we present Pearson correlation coefficients and their associated P values based upon a two-tailed null hypothesis of no correlation (in parentheses). Age, weight, and sex are correlations between an individual puma’s attributes and their tolerances with all other pumas (n = 13); spatial overlap and relatedness are dyadic attributes correlated with the number of tolerances for that pair (n = 156). Spatial overlap is the proportion of the home range of the puma exhibiting tolerance that is overlapped by the home range of the puma receiving tolerance. Relatedness is a single value because it represents the dyadic relationship between two pumas in each interaction rather than the attributes of each puma. Larger positive values indicate a positive correlation, and larger negative values indicate a negative correlation. Values close to 0 indicate that the variables were not correlated.

Exhibiting tolerance
Receiving tolerance
Age (months)0.213 (P = 0.48)−0.09 (P = 0.77)
Weight (kg)−0.283 (P = 0.35)0.573 (P = 0.04)
Male (versus female)−0.391 (P = 0.19)0.442 (P = 0.13)
Spatial overlap0.485 (P < 0.01)0.08 (P = 0.32)
Relatedness−0.011 (P = 0.89)