Huge batch lion found dead inside LA, possibly struck by simply vehicle

A California cougar was found dead along a Los Angeles interstate. While the cause of death has not yet been determined, the animal may have been struck by a vehicle.

The California Highway Patrol reported that a mountain lion was discovered dead along Interstate 405 in Los Angeles’ west side.

The cougar was taken from the southbound lanes at Mulholland Drive, around 1 a.m. and is being examined by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Although it is not known how the animal died of its injuries, KNBC-TV reports that the big cat was hit by a car.


On Nov. 10, a cougar was found unresponsive near Interstate 405 in Los Angeles. (Fox News)

The mountainlion did not wear a collar. This indicates that it was not one of the Southern California cougars being monitored and studied by National Park Service.

According to the park service, at least 29 mountain-lions were killed by vehicles in its study area since 2002. This includes the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Hills, as well as Verdugo mountains.

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Biologists are currently studying the habitat of big cats in urban sprawl and other barriers that limit their genetic diversity. They also face hazards such as poisons and roads.

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