Puma Profiles: P-21

Mountain lion among grass and brush.

Initial capture date: Summer 2011

Although captured in the summer of 2011 at the healthy age of 6, this male from the Santa Susana Mountains was later found to be the father of P-12, the lion who crossed the 101 Freeway and became the dominant male of the Santa Monica Mountains. He also fathered P-16 and an unknown lion killed by a vehicle on the 126 Freeway.

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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Last updated: January 19, 2023