Kitty cat caught and collared

The National Park Service has welcomed a new mountain lion to its ongoing study of the big cats living in Southern California’s urban jungle.

The animal, now known as P-77 (Puma 77), was caught in the Simi Hills on Nov. 13. Little is known about the 2-year-old female. Researchers are waiting for the results of DNA tests that will tell them if she is related to other cats in the study.

P-77 is the 12th active mountain lion in the NPS study, which was started in 2002. Park ranger Ana Cho...

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