Newsflash: Two New Mountain Lion Kittens Discovered in Santa Monica Mountains


P46_47According to Kate Kuykendall from the National Park Service, a female and male kitten, now known as P46 and P47, were implanted with tracking devices after their den was located by researchers in a remote area of the Santa Monica Mountains.

While these kittens still face tremendous odds “from evading other mountain lions, to crossing freeways, to dealing with exposure to rat poison,” the hope for their survival is generally positive according to biologist researcher Jeff Sikich. “We continue to see successful reproduction, which indicates that the quality of the natural habitat is high for such a relatively urbanized area.”

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