P-27: A Rare Adult Male
Male | Born 2008 | Dead
This male was first captured in April 2013 around the age of six years old and was found to be the son of P-1 and P-6. It’s rare to see a young kitten live past the age of two in the landlocked Santa Monica Mountains. But he thrives in the range’s eastern end and appears to avoid P-12, who vice-versa, appears to avoid P-27 by staying in the western end.
Update: The decomposed remains of P-27 were found in late September 2017. He appeared to have been dead for at least one month, but the cause of death is unknown and cannot be determined due to the decomposed state of his remains. His GPS collar had failed earlier in the year.
P-27 was the star of one of the coolest mountain lion videos ever recorded in the Santa Monica Mountains. Watch it here.