P-74: Mountain Lion Captured in Central Mountains Likely Perished in Woolsey Fire
Male | Born 2017 | Presumed Dead
P-74, a young mountain lion that we captured as part of our mountain lion study in mid-September 2018, likely did not survive the Woolsey Fire.
His last GPS point was recorded at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 in a remote area of the Santa Monica Mountains between Yerba Buena Road and Mulholland Highway. This was the same day the Woolsey Fire moved into the central portion of the Santa Monica Mountains. Our biologists also went into the field and searched by foot, but had no luck. We believe that he had not yet dispersed from his mother who was not radio-collared. We discovered from remote cameras in late October that he was still traveling with her.