P-63: Simi Hills Subadult Goes East
Male | Born around December 2016 | Alive
P-63, a Simi Hills subadult, was captured with his mom, P-62, in February 2018 and outfitted with a GPS collar. He was approximately 15 months old at the time of his capture and has since dispersed from his mother. Both cats were captured north of the 101 Freeway on Boeing land at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the Simi Hills. P-63 has one other sibling from his same litter, but that sibling has not been captured.
P-63 crossed the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon from north to south sometime in the early morning hours on May 28th, 2018. Though we can't know for sure, our best guess is that he actually ran across the freeway. We did not find any images of him on any of the remote cameras we have monitoring road and culvert underpasses in the area.
As a recently dispersed young male, he is likely trying to stay out of the way of adult males until he is strong enough to defend his own territory. We placed a GPS collar on him back in February when we captured him at Santa Susana Field Lab, in cooperation with Boeing.
Since crossing the freeway, he has been spending his time in natural areas in the eastern portion of the Santa Monica Mountains. We will continue to monitor his movements and see whether he decides to stay in the Santa Monica Mountains and if he is successful in establishing a home range.