Second mountain lion near Los Angeles hit, killed by car
(CNN) – Another mountain lion near Los Angeles has died.
Authorities said the lion, tagged P-81, was found on the Pacific Coast Highway in the Western Santa Monica mountains after being struck by a vehicle.
P-81′s death comes more than a month after P-22, a Los Angeles area mountain lion, became a local celebrity when he was photographed beneath the iconic Hollywood sign by a camera trap.
That lion had also been struck by a car and was euthanized by authorities.
The National Park Service says vehicle strikes are the leading cause of death for mountain lions in the southern California area.
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