Another Mountain Lion Death Reported; National Park Service Biologists Investigating

Oct 5, 2017

There’s been yet another mountain lion death in our region.

The remains of a mountain lion known to researchers as P-41 were found in the Verdugo Mountains northwest of Burbank. Biologists think his death may be related to the recent La Tuna brush fire in the area, because when mountain lions burn their paws on hot ground, they are unable to hunt.

A necropsy has been scheduled on the carcass of the 10 year old big cat. Biologists have been tracking a number of mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.