Cougar dies after sur­viv­ing mas­sive Calif. wild­fire

The Tribune (SLO) - - Insight -

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 an un­burned area of 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 that rav­aged the area. He was last known to be alive on Nov. 26.

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

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