REPORT: Mountain lion known for crossing 405 killed on the same Los Angeles freeway

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BY TEAM DML / SEPTEMBER 8, 2019 /

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(CNN) — A mountain lion known for crossing the Los Angeles 405 freeway was struck and killed by a vehicle early Saturday morning, according to National Park Service (NPS) Ranger Ana Beatriz.

The mountain lion known as P-61 lived in the Santa Monica mountains near the Sepulveda Pass, Beatriz said in a statement. He wore a radio collar around his neck so researchers could track his movements.

The article goes on to state the following:

The 4-year-old cat’s final GPS point showed him between Bel Air Crest Road and the Sepulveda Boulevard underpass.

City of Los Angeles Animal Control officer retrieved his body, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said on Facebook.
It appears he was trying to cross the 405 freeway, Beatriz said.
Just months ago, he had successfully crossed that same freeway, the first time a GPS-collared mountain lion had done so over the course of the NPS’s 17-year study of mountain lions in and around the Santa Monica Mountains, Beatriz said.

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1 Comment

  1. Elliott September 8th, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    So they knew a mountain was roaming an area heavily populated with humans and crossing major freeways and did nothing about it? Like maybe capture the animal and relocate it to a safer habitat for both lion and human? Shameful! California is run by loons…

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