Category Archives: Wildlife

Wildlife camera catches uncollared mountain lion roaming the Hollywood Hills

An uncollared mountain lion was caught on camera roaming the Hollywood Hills just after midnight recently — the first official evidence of a cougar inhabiting a specially preserved parcel of land in Laurel Canyon, wildlife advocates say. “Neighbors have constantly … Continue reading

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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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Mountains fund celebrates champions of preservation

Pavley, Parks among 11 female honorees Source of this article, the Thousand Oaks Acorn, May 18, 2017 Spring showers and a Chumash prayer ushered in the who’s who of environmental champions honored at the second annual Santa Monica Mountains Fund … Continue reading

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Family that donated land to TO Open Space has lived in Newbury Park since 1963

Ranch on top of the world Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, March 30, 2017 As dementia began to overtake Harman Rasnow in the last years of his life, the 80-year-old loved to sit on his ranch on … Continue reading

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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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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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To help cougars cross busy 101 Freeway, Annenberg Foundation promises to match donations for bridge

A push to raise funds for a wildlife overpass Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, October 20, 2016 Building a cougar crossing over one of Southern California’s busiest freeways will cost tens of millions of dollars — funding … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Mountains hikers are urged to be aware of tarantulas

Ew! Creepy love game is afoot Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, September 9, 2016 Watch where you’re stepping while hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains this month. There may be an extra pair of legs (or four) … Continue reading

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Channel Island foxes removed from endangered species list

Fox tale with a happy ending Source of this article, The Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2016 Not long ago, foxes native to the Channel Islands off the California coast teetered on the edge of extinction. They have rebounded to … 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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