Puma Profiles: P-8

Mountain lion among grass and brush.

Initial capture date: 2004

Biologically speaking, P-8 was the fittest of the litter of four between P-1 and P-2. After he dispersed when his mother was killed by his father, he took to the eastern end of the Santa Monicas (his brother, P-5, went westward). P-8 was noted as the largest in the litter. Researchers thought he could end up surviving into adulthood, a notion shattered when his older brother, P-9, killed him in the fall of 2006.

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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Last updated: January 19, 2023