Moun­tain lion that crossed free­ways died af­ter Cal­i­for­nia wild­fire

The Borneo Post (Sabah) - - WORLD -

LOS AN­GE­LES: A South­ern Cal­i­for­nia moun­tain lion that crossed free­ways dozens of times, evad­ing po­ten­tially deadly traf­fic, has died af­ter burn­ing its paws dur­ing a wild­fire, of­fi­cials said.

The 4-year-old moun­tain lion, which bi­ol­o­gists had tracked with a GPS col­lar and had named P-64, was roam­ing in the Simi Hills, north­west of Los An­ge­les, when the fire broke out nearby, Jeff Si­kich, a bi­ol­o­gist for Santa Monica Moun­tains Na­tional Recre­ation Area, said in a state­ment.

It ap­par­ently crossed an area burned by the Woolsey Fire, which erupted on Nov 8 and scorched 97,000 acres be­fore be­ing fully con­tained nearly two weeks later. Bi­ol­o­gists later fol­lowed P-64’s move­ments over sev­eral miles be­fore it hun­kered down. — Reuters

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