P-50, P-51, and P-52

 P-50, P-51, and P-52

P-50, P-51, and P-52

Males and a Female | Born May 2016 | 1 Dead, 2 Unknown

This is the second documented litter of kittens belonging to P-39 of the Santa Susana Mountains. The three are a male known as P-50, a female known as P-51, and another male known as P-52. When examined by researchers, the kittens were found in a cave-like area beneath large boulders. As with P-35, another female in the same mountain range, P-38 is suspected to be the father based on GPS locations of him traveling and spending multiple days with P-39 months before the kittens were born.

P-39 died trying to cross the 118 Freeway in December 2016. It is unknown if the kittens were traveling with her at that time, but if they survived her death, it is unlikely they would have developed the hunting skills at such a young age to survive much longer. P-52, one of the male kittens, later died on the 118 Freeway, a few miles from where his mother was hit.

Update: P-52, one of the male kittens, died December 20th, 2016 on the 118 Freeway, a few miles from where his mother was hit. P-51, a young female, died January 14th, 2017, also in the same vicinity of the 118 Freeway.

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