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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Re-Opens After Federal Shutdown

    Kate Kuykendahl, SMNRA|Feb 1, 2019

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) have resumed regular operations. Some areas of the park remain closed, however, due to impacts from the Woolsey Fire. Paramount Ranch, Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa, Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons, and the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center are open. The popular Sandstone Peak Trail has also reopened, but the rest of the park is still closed and will...

  • Mountain Lion P-64 Survives the Woolsey Fire, But Dies from Burns on his Paws

    Kate Kuykendahl|Dec 9, 2018

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Earlier this week, National Park Service (NPS) researchers discovered the remains of P-64, a male mountain lion who survived the flames of the Woolsey Fire, but died a few weeks afterwards. Although the cause of death is not known at this time, P-64's paws were visibly burned. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will conduct a necropsy. "P-64 was a fascinating cat to study because he crossed our notoriously deadly freeways dozens of times," said Jeff Sikich,...

  • Death of a Mountain Lion: P-41 Dies in the Verdugo Mountains

    Kate Kuykendahl, Natl Park Srvc|Oct 9, 2017

    Mountain Lion P-41 Found Dead in Verdugo Mountains By Kate Kuykendahl, NPS. The mountain lion known as P-41 was found dead yesterday on the edge of the Verdugo Mountains, near the Shadow Hills neighborhood. The cause of death is unclear, in part because the carcass had already deteriorated over a period of a few days before the death was reported by a local resident. "P-41 had already overcome a number of challenges to survive in a relatively small home range with habitat fragmented by roads...

  • Mountain Lion P-45 Gets Apparent Reprieve From Death Sentence for Eating Alpacas, Llamas

    Kate Kuykendahl, NPS|Dec 12, 2016

    Update 12/1: An attorney for the woman who has the permit to kill P 45 said at a public meeting, that she would be happy to have CDFW relocate him instead. Ideally, to a nature reserve far away. The male mountain lion known as P-45 moved into the Santa Monica mountains, but unfortunately seems to have developed a taste for alpacas. He ate 11 alpacas and a goat in the hills above Malibu on Saturday and Sunday following Thanksgiving. The unidentified ranch owner applied for, and the CDFW issued a...