PACIFIC PALISADES—On Tuesday, June 25, the state of California wildlife officials announced a newly discovered mountain lion found in a Pacific Palisades trailer park, as the recent inclusion to a study in the Santa Monica Mountains on mountain lions.
The mountain lion which has been coined P-75 is the 10th active, collared cougar in the Santa Monica Mountains. According to a Facebook post by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, P-75 is a female who weighs 50 pounds and was found in a tree on Monday, June 24.
The Los Angeles Police Department secured the area, allowing wildlife officers and biologists to tranquilize and remove the animal from the premises
National Park Service and Researchers in the wildlife department provided the young cougar with a GPS tracking collar, giving her the new name “P-75,” and implanted an identification tag in its ear.
P-75 was liberated into the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area after the tranquilizer wore off. It is unknown who her parents are at this time.