FROM Beth Pratt-Bergstrom
The Case of the Koala Killer at the Los Angeles Zoo Sometime between the evening of March 2 nd and March 3 rd , a killer took the life of Killarney, the Los Angeles Zoo’s oldest koala. Zoo officials discovered a tuft of her hair down the road from the koala enclosure, and a more grisly discovery a bit further along. And when they counted the residents of the enclosure, 14-year-old Killarney was nowhere to be found. The most likely culprit? P-22, Griffith Park’s beloved mountain lion .
A Push for ‘Cougar Crossing’ Over the 101 Mountain lions need space—and, as urban sprawl continues in Southern California, there’s less and less of it. One barrier to survival of a species that needs to be on the move is the freeways that need to be crossed. Now CAL TRANS is becoming a willing participant in a public-private partnership to build a bridge for mountain lions across the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, out past Calabasas. Beth Pratt is California Director of the National Wildlife Federation.
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