Cougar dies after sur­viv­ing mas­sive Calif. wild­fire

The Modesto Bee - - Local -

A moun­tain lion who sur­vived nu­mer­ous treach­er­ous free­way cross­ings and a mas­sive wild­fire north­west of Los An­ge­les has died. Au­thor­i­ties us­ing data from his track­ing col­lar found the re­mains of P-64 ear­lier this week in the Simi Hills.

P-64 was a 4-year-old male whose ter­ri­tory in­cluded the hills and parts of the Santa Mon­ica and Santa Su­sana moun­tains. Re­searchers say the big cat suf­fered burned paws but sur­vived last month’s Woolsey Fire.

There’s no word yet on the cause of death.

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