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Puma P-33 survives against the odds

To the editor: Historically, representatives of civilization set out on epic journeys and overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles created by nature to become the stuff of legend and earn our awe. Think Columbus, Magellan, and Lewis and Clark. ("Puma known as P-33 makes a safe freeway passage," March 20)

Today, representatives of nature set out on epic journeys and overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles created by civilization to become the stuff of legend and earn our awe. Think gray whales, migrating birds and the cougar P-33.

Harry Gordon, Long Beach

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To the editor: Does anyone really think that such a beautiful animal as P-33 will actually survive for any length of time unless we build a wildlife corridor for animals to bypass the 101 Freeway?

Is there an organization out there that can take up this wildlife dilemma and make that happen, or do we continue to sit back and let these magnificent creatures continue to be killed because of our arrogance?

In the 21st century, we have a long way to go to prove our compassion toward the wildlife on our planet.

Maureen Huiskes, Pacific Palisades

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