mountain lions

(National Park Service photo)

There’s been yet another mountain lion struck and killed by a vehicle in our region, and this time it was a cub.

Details have just been released about the December 20th accident on Highway 118 in Simi Valley, near the Kuehner Drive exit. The seven month old male kitten was the son of P-52, an adult female which was also struck and killed by a vehicle on a nearby stretch of the 118 in early December. The cub’s death is the 14th known case of a mountain lion being struck and killed by a vehicle in or near the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area.

(National Park Service photo)

Another mountain lion that’s part of a study of the big cats living in, and around the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area has died, leaving behind a number of kittens.

The three year old adult female known as P-39 was apparently struck and killed December 3rd on Highway 118, just outside of Simi Valley near Rocky Peak Road.

(NPS Photo)

They are cute little kitties now, but you probably wouldn’t want to meet them on a hike when they’re adults. Two litters of mountain lion kittens have been discovered in the eastern Ventura County mountains.

National Park Service researchers who’ve been tracking mountain lions in the region discovered the two separate litters in the Santa Susana Mountains. The mountains are an important habitat linkage between the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area, and the Los Padres National Forest. The three female, and two male kittens were discovered last month.

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