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Why a mountain lion crossing a California highway is a big deal

August 8, 2017

In what researchers called a “rare case,” a young male mountain lion has successfully crossed the 101 Freeway near Thousand Oaks, California. This is only the fourth documented successful crossing of the freeway since 2002, according to the National Park Service, and it’s key for the big cats roaming around LA to move around, hunt, and spread genetic diversity. Read full report.