P-30: Roaming the Santa Monica Mountains
Male | Born April 2013 | Alive
The only male in the 2013 litter of four birthed by P-13 to P-12. P-30 was last captured in February 2018 and researchers placed a new GPS collar on him at that time. The interesting thing about P30 is that he is the first male lion kitten we have marked at the den to have survived long enough in the Santa Monica's to reach adulthood and establish a home range.
Researchers documented him and his half-sibling P-23 traveling together for three days and then, approximately 90 days later, saw a series of localized GPS locations, indicating that P-23 had recently given birth. Genetic testing has revealed, however, that P-12 is the father, not P-30. Females can breed with multiple males during an estrus cycle.