Adorable, likely inbred mountain lion kittens in the Santa Monica Mountains

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The National Park Service says they recently found four Mountain Lion kittens in a remote stretch of the Santa Monica Mountains. And while the kittens very cute, park officials say they are a product of inbreeding, which can result in genetic abnormalities. Scientists say this problem of inbreeding could get even worse as habits become increasingly threatened by highways and other human development.

Credits

Guest:
Seth Riley - National Park Service, Santa Monica

Host:
Jonathan Bastian

Producer:
Kathryn Barnes