Category Archives: Simi Valley

A week in the life of P‑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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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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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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NPS seeks greater control of surrounding hillsides

Rim of the Valley study now in fifth year Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 18, 2013 The mountains encircling the Conejo and Simi valleys may soon become part of the U.S. National Park Service. The Conejo … Continue reading

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Moorpark Active Adult Center starts hiking club

In Moorpark, seniors explore their passion for hiking Source of this article: The Ventura County Star (Conejo Valley Extra), September 6, 2012 As avid hikers who have trekked trails in Simi Valley, the Santa Monica Mountains and other sites of … Continue reading

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Tracking the Siberian Tiger in Simi Valley

Wildlife trackers often work on the edge of the unknown, pitting their experience against the instinctive caginess of an animal, but as Hugo Martin reports, success sometimes depends on a lucky break. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, … Continue reading

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Keeping Exotic Animals in California

Dozens of Californians receive permits to keep exotic species, but the state agency in charge of enforcement says it isn’t able to police violators. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, March 29, 2005. By CHARLES DUHIGO, Times Staff … Continue reading

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Trackers Kill Tiger in Ventura County

Sharpshooters searching for a 425-pound tiger that had prowled the hills of Simi Valley for two weeks shot and killed it Wednesday after a family awoke to fmd it walking past their backyard. Source of this article – Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Big Cat Print Found Near Camarillo

Search for a possible lion or tiger continues in the Simi Valley area, but evidence suggests feline has been in western part of Ventura County. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, February 23, 2005. By GREGORY W. GRIGGS, … Continue reading

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Hunt Continues for Jungle Cat on the Loose in Simi

Search continues for a 400- to 600-pound cat in the hills between Simi Valley and Moorpark. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, February 20, 2005. By PAUL PRINGLE, Times Staff Writer Pistol on his hip, Chris Long .ramped along a … Continue reading

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