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Feline Friday – #82- Mountain lion P-23 killed on Malibu Canyon Road

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The remains of female mountain lion P-23 were recently found near Malibu Canyon Road, where it appears she was struck by a vehicle. (Copyright National Park Service)

It’s sad to have to report that yet another mountain lion has been struck and killed by a vehicle in the Santa Monica Mountains. Pretty soon we will be bereft of mountain lions.

According to the LA Times, from where I “borrowed” the above photo, she gave birth to three litters of kittens during her five and a half years of life.

Not only was she was the product of inbreeding with P-12 as her dad and granddad, but she also later mated with P-12. This is because the lions are trapped within small regions bordered by freeways and subdivisions that used to be their habitat.

Please read the full story here.Β 

 

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

10 thoughts on “Feline Friday – #82- Mountain lion P-23 killed on Malibu Canyon Road

  1. I just read the full story this is so sad that so many are getting killed. xπŸ˜ΏπŸ’•πŸΎπŸΎ

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  2. It’s always sad to hear about the loss of one of these mountain lions. I can only hope we can somehow preserve the species in the wild and at the same time keep both cougars and humans safe.

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  3. That’s very sad, Roslyn. They’re such beautiful creatures.

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  4. So sad to read about this. There’s frequent chatter about building a wildlife corridor, but it never seems to go beyond rumor.

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  5. Very sad news, indeed, Roslyn.

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