Biologists say the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area has a cute new resident, in the form of a mountain lion cub.
National Park Service and State Department of Fish and Wildlife researchers say they’ve discovered a four week old kitten. The parents are believed to be two mountain lions biologists have been tracking, the female known as P-23 and the male P-30.
However, the good news is tempered by concern that the cub may be the result of inbreeding because of limited habitat available to the mountain lions. Researchers have now documented more than a dozen litters of mountain lion cub kittens in the National Recreation area.