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Another mountain lion found dead on California freeway

Added 09-23-20 10:03:02pm EST - “Another mountain lion was found dead Wednesday on a Southern California freeway, prompting autthorities to say it was likely the latest of nearly two dozen cougars who have been struck while trying to cross roads that ring their territory.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Another mountain lion found dead on California freeway”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Another mountain lion was found dead Wednesday on a Southern California freeway, prompting autthorities to say it was likely the latest of nearly two dozen cougars who have been struck while trying to cross roads that ring their territory.

The mountain lion was found dead on Interstate 101 in Calabasas, the California Highway Patrol tweeted.

The area is northwest of Los Angeles in the Santa Monica Mountains, home to a number of mountain lions that are considered endangered because the region is hemmed in by roads and urban development.

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The area “is basically an island,” said Ana Cholo, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service, which is helping studying the local cougar population. Some animals have been tagged with GPS collars and researchers have marked some kittens.

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