Biology

Save P-45

Save P-45

P-45’s days may be numbered. The 5-year-old mountain lion has managed to cross busy roads safely, has avoided ingesting a lethal dose of rat poison and has successfully claimed his territory from his fellow cougars — all challenges that have stymied other members of the mountain lion population in the Santa Monica Mountains. His fatal mistake, however, was doing what mountain lions naturally do so well: killing and eating prey.

Over the weekend, P-45 apparently broke into two ranches in the hills above Malibu, killing 10 alpacas...

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