CUTE KITTY—The mother of the 4-week-old kitten, shown here, is P-23 and the suspected father is P-23’s half-sibling, P-30. Inbreeding among local mountain lions is not uncommon, and biologists say the cats’ genetic diversity could be safer if the animals had more room to roam.
National Park Service researchers, together with biologists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, recently marked a 4-week-old mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains.
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