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New mountain lion added to Southern California study

November 25, 2019
This Nov. 11, 2019, photo released by the National Park Service shows female mountain lion P-77 after she was photographed by a remote camera by National Park Service in the Thousand Oaks area of Ventura County, Calif. The National Park Service says it's added a new mountain lion to its long-term study of the big cats in Southern California. Officials announced Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, that the lion dubbed P-77 was captured, outfitted with a tracking collar and released where it was found in the Simi Hills northwest of Los Angeles. P-77 is a female and estimated to be about two years old. Biologists are studying lions in and around the Santa Monica Mountains to determine how they survive in urbanized, fragmented habitat. (National Park Service via AP, File)
This Nov. 11, 2019, photo released by the National Park Service shows female mountain lion P-77 after she was photographed by a remote camera by National Park Service in the Thousand Oaks area of Ventura County, Calif. The National Park Service says it's added a new mountain lion to its long-term study of the big cats in Southern California. Officials announced Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, that the lion dubbed P-77 was captured, outfitted with a tracking collar and released where it was found in the Simi Hills northwest of Los Angeles. P-77 is a female and estimated to be about two years old. Biologists are studying lions in and around the Santa Monica Mountains to determine how they survive in urbanized, fragmented habitat. (National Park Service via AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Park Service says it’s added a new mountain lion to a long-term study of the big cats in Southern California.

Officials announced Monday that the lion dubbed P-77 was captured, outfitted with a tracking collar and released where it was found in the Simi Hills northwest of Los Angeles.

P-77 is a female, estimated to be about two years old.

Biologists are studying lions in and around the Santa Monica Mountains to determine how they survive in urbanized, fragmented habitat.