P-24: Eastside Lion
Male | June 2012 | Presumed Dead
Born in the same litter as P-23 in 2010, this male dispersed from his mother and was known to mostly roam the eastern end of the Santa Monica Mountains, up to the 405 freeway. Batteries in a VHF transmitter placed in him when he was four weeks old died and he has not been recaptured. It is unknown if he is alive or deceased, but as the story goes in the Santa Monica Mountains, most male mountain lions do not live past the age of two.