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Third mountain lion collared in Santa Monica

August 17, 2009 | 11:54 am

Mountain lion

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area staff is waiting on DNA results to determine whether a recently collared mountain lion is related to another lion in the area.

The DNA testing, which is conducted by scientists at UCLA, is part of a national parks study that monitors the habits of mountain lions and tracks the effects urbanization has on the lions, said Lauren Newman, policy and external affairs manager for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

P-13 was captured, collared and released July 31.

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