3 Wholesome Kittens Born to Mountain Lion Tracked by Biologists in Wilderness Close to Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion studied by biologists in wilderness areas close to Los Angeles has given delivery to 3 wholesome kittens, the National Park Service stated Thursday.
The three females estimated to be a month previous had been discovered May 18 nestled in a patch of poison oak within the Simi Hills space about 40 miles (65 km) northwest of downtown LA, the park service stated in a statement.
They had been born to a 5-year-old cougar dubbed P-77 that has been tracked since November 2019. Scientists are calling the infants P-113, P-114 and P-115.
The father is not instantly recognized. Biologists aren’t at present following any male cougars in P-77’s habitat, so they think the daddy may need come from close by mountains after which went again.
P-77 makes her dwelling in an space between the 101 and 118 freeways overlapping the Santa Monica and Santa Susana mountain ranges.
It’s the third mountain lion litter discovered within the Simi Hills lately. P-62 gave delivery in 2018 and P-67 delivered a litter in 2020, officers stated.
The park service has been finding out mountain lions since 2002 in and across the Santa Monica Mountains to find out how they survive in a fragmented and urbanized surroundings.
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