Puma Profiles: P-36 and P-37

Kittens being held by gloved hands.

Initial capture date: March 2015

As soon as we got to know this female and her sister, they were gone. As mother P-23 was away from the den, P-27 entered it and ate them both. Why exactly is unknown. To put P-23 into estrus? Their father, P-12, is P-27’s main male competitor in the Santa Monica Mountains. That’s just one theory, though. Truly understanding why may take some time.

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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Last updated: January 19, 2023