New Images of Santa Monica Mountain Lions

There are new pictures of mountain lions here in the Santa Monica Mountains. Rangers set up a remote camera near a deer kill and captured close-ups of a mother and two of her sleek, tawny 15-month-old cubs feeding on the carcass. Older lions have staked a claim to all the Santa Monica Mountains territory, while the younger ones don’t have their own territory. What are the dangers facing young lions looking for places to roam, and what does the future look like for our local mountain lions?



  • Seth Riley - National Park Service, Santa Monica