Mountain Lion Found Dead In Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area In Wake Of Woolsey Fire

Dec 7, 2018

A mountain lion living in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area, and injured by the Woolsey Fire has died.

The remains of P-64 were found in an unburned portion of the Simi Hills. A necropsy is pending to determine the cause of death, but the big cat’s paws had been burned.  It's believed the mountain lion died weeks after the fire.

The mountain lion was about four years old. Of the 11 mountain lions in the region being tracked by biologists with GPS trackers in the fire region, nine are known to have survived.

Beside the death of P-64, it’s believed another mountain lion, P-74, was also a victim of the fire.