Puma Profiles: P-67

Initial capture date: June 2018

On July 7, 2020, P-67's den of kittens - female P-91 and male P-92 - were found in the Simi Hills, south of Simi Valley. On the same day, P-67 was found deceased.

The results from the necropsy show that she was found with no food in her stomach, she was relatively thin, and she also had evidence of intestinal disease known as necrotizing enteritis. She had also been exposed to five different anticoagulant compounds and to bromethalin, not an anticoagulant but a highly potent rodenticide that provides a lethal dose to rodents in a single feeding. The presumptive cause of death was septicemia, possibly secondary to enteritis, according to the report.

An attempt was made to foster P-67's kittens with P-65. You can read more about it here. The attempt ultimately proved unsuccessul and her orphaned kittens are now being raised at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is Scottsdale, Arizona.

P-67 was tagged as a kitten in 2018 in the Simi Hills. Her mother is adult female P-62 and her siblings were P-66, P-68 and P-69.

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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Last updated: January 20, 2023