Category Archives: Los Angeles

Mountain lion makes rare successful crossing of L.A.-area freeways

Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times online, August 7, 2017 Researchers recently documented a rare case of a cougar from the Santa Monica Mountains successfully crossing U.S. Highway 101 and moving into a range less hemmed in by … Continue reading

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A week in the life of Pā€‘22, the big cat who shares Griffith Park with millions of people

Mountain lion shows the promise, peril of coexistance Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, February 8, 2017 The lion slinks through the chaparral, a blur of movement in the night. Head held lower than his shoulders, he scours … Continue reading

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3 Coyotes attack leashed mastiff in Glendora

City will provide funding to trap and euthanize the animals. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2017 The city of Glendora will provide funds for the trapping and euthanization of three coyotes that attacked a leashed … Continue reading

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Mountain lions face ‘two evils’ in food hunt

L.A. pumas tend to get closer to urban areas – to avoid other cats. Source of this article, The Los Angeles Times, July 17, 2016 In the hills and wooded areas of the Los Angeles area, mountain lions remain a … Continue reading

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Researchers discover two new mountain lion litters

Difficult road ahead for Santa Monica Mountain cougar kittens Source of this article, The Thousand Oaks Acorn, July 14, 2016 National Park Service researchers recently discovered two litters of mountain lion kittens in the eastern Santa Susana Mountains. A total … Continue reading

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The ‘sad but not surprising death’ of a wandering puma known as P-32

The mountain lion, known as P-32, was a wanderer. Source of this article, the Los Angeles Times, August 14, 2015 By the time he was killed ā€” struck Monday morning by a vehicle as he crossed Interstate 5 near Castaic … Continue reading

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Santa Susana Field Lab Petition for National Monument

A movement asking President Barack Obama to designate a portion of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory as a national monument has the attention of NASA, which has deferred the impending demolition of a historic rocket test stand at the site … Continue reading

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Meet the Verdugo Mountains’ very own mountain lion: P-41

The Verdugo Mountains are his home. He’s P-41, a male mountain lion who is ‘kind of a ham’ Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2015 Johanna Turner, a sound effects editor for Universal Studios, joined the … Continue reading

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Elusive mountain lion P-22 captivates LA then quickly vanishes

Cougar flees crawl space of Loz Feliz home after officials clear area Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times Online, April 14, 2015 A celebrity mountain lion transformed a wealthy hillside neighborhood into a paparazzi-like scene of scrambling photographers … Continue reading

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Hikers, bikers angered after Griffith Park-area road opens to cars

Hikers and bikers don’t mix well with Hollywood sign tourists Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, March 30, 2015 A city of Los Angeles decision to allow motorists to use a popular hiking and cycling route in Griffith … Continue reading

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