Mountain Lions Roam in the Urban Wilderness of Southern California

Southern California is no stranger to mountain lions.

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National Parks Service
P-59 and P-60 are two mountain lion kittens discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains in August 2017.
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National Park Service
Welcome some new kittens to the "P" family! National Park Service researchers found an adorable blue-eyed litter of four mountain lion kittens, two males and two females, in a remote area of the Santa Monica Mountains. The four-week-old little growlers were dubbed P-70, P-71, P-72, and P-73, the National Park Service said Sept. 4, 2018.
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NPS
A mountain lion kitten hisses at a camera inside its newly discovered den June 11, 2018 in the mountains northwest of Los Angeles.
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National Park Service
En junio de 2018, investigadores del Servicio de Parques Nacionales descubrieron una camada de cuatro cachorros de puma en Simi Hills, un pequeño hábitat ubicado entre las cordilleras más grandes de Santa Mónica y Santa Susana.
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National Park Service
A mountain lion kitten hisses at a camera inside its newly discovered den June 11, 2018 in the mountains northwest of Los Angeles.
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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
This is P-65, a female mountain lion captured and collared in the Santa Monica Mountains. Photo provided March 28, 2018.
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KNBC-TV
A mountain lion sighting in Azusa Monday March 26, 2018.
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National Park Service
Mountain lion P-64 was captured successfully crossing the 101 Freeway in the Liberty Canyon area of Agoura Hills.
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National Park Service
Mountain lion P-64 was captured successfully crossing the 101 Freeway in the Liberty Canyon area of Agoura Hills.
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NPS
Mountain lion P-23 is pictured in this photo provided by the National Park Service.
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anta Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service
Mountain lion P-42 in the Santa Monica Mountains had kittens, and this camera caught all the kitten action in January 2018. See the cute kittens frolicking in this video.
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National Parks Service
P-59 and P-50 were discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains in August 2017. Officials are concerned, however, that the mountain lion kittens might be the result of severe inbreeding.
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National Parks Service
P-59 and P-60 were discovered in August 2017 in the Santa Monica Mountains.
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National Parks Service
P-59 and P-60 were discovered in August 2017 in the Santa Monica Mountains.
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife
P50, a mountain lion that had not been seen since its mother died from being hit by a vehicle, was found Friday in Chatsworth.
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National Park Service
Four-month-old P-54, who may have been born as a result of inbreeding in the Santa Monica Mountains sometime in March 2017.
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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Mountain lion P-33 feasts on a carcass alongside her mother and sibling.
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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
P-19, the mother of two litters, "photo-bombs" a remote camera at the Santa Monica Mountains in mid-February 2015.
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P-32, a male, sniffs out the camera. "Since we started studying these animals in 2002, we have not tracked any male mountain lions that have successfully dispersed out of the Santa Monica Mountains," according to National Park Service Ranger Kate Kuykendall.
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National Park Service
P-43 and P-44, pictured, are the newest members of a mountain lion study in the Santa Monica and Santa Susana mountain ranges.
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National Park Service
P-43 and P-44 are the newest members of a mountain lion study in the Santa Monica and Santa Susana mountain ranges.
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National Parks Service
P-45, an adult male mountain lion captured in the Santa Monica Mountains on Nov. 21, 2015.
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NBC 5 News
A mountain lion was perched on a 35-foot telephone pole in Lucerne Valley following a Hesperia mountain lion warning on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Credit: VVDailyPress.com
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Ed Frommer
A mountain lion was tranquilized after it hid under a truck at an auto body shop in Acton on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015.
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Mountain lion P-22, known for making Griffith Park his home, was found inside the crawl space of a Los Feliz home April 13, 2015.
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An Agoura Hills resident has said a mountain lion killed four of his pet goats.
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Newbury Park resident Sherry Kempster captured this image of a mountain lion in her backyard on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.
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Sherry Kempster
Newbury Park resident Sherry Kempster captured this incredible image of a mountain lion in her backyard on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.
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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Mountain lion P22
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Griffith Park mountain lion P-22
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City of Norwalk
The city of Norwalk was on alert after what may have been a mountain lion was captured on a home's surveillance camera.
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A mountain lion is seen walking into the backyard of a Sun Valley man's home. The man captured the video through home surveillance footage.
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A mountain lion that was spotted in a residential Glendale neighborhood on Thursday, April 11, 2013, was tranquilized and placed in a warden's truck.
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Griffith Park mountain lion keeps his distance.
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Three Chihuahuas face down a mountain lion in a garage in Riverside, Calif.
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