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As Southern California cougars near ‘extinction vortex,’ a radical rescue plan emerges
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As Southern California cougars near ‘extinction vortex,’ a radical rescue plan emerges

The future is looking increasingly bleak for some Southern California mountain lions. Urban encroachment, inbreeding, vehicle strikes, rat poison and wildfire have all taken their toll on cougars living in the Santa Monica and Santa Ana mountains. Now, research published Wednesday suggests there’s an almost one-in-four chance the charismatic cats could become extinct in those...

Retracing the Steps of a Mountain Lion
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Retracing the Steps of a Mountain Lion

Beth Pratt is working with government officials, industry, and the local community to fundraise for a bridge that might save LA’s mountain lions from the grim future predicted for them: extinction within 50 years. Aliya Jasmine accompanies Pratt on a 5 day 50 mile hike to retrace the steps of P-22. CLICK HERE TO READ...