New Mountain Lion P75 Found in Pacific Palisades

P-75. Courtesy of California Department of Fish and Wildlife

P-75 is the newest mountain lion to join the National Park Service’s study of mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains. The young, 50-pound female was discovered up a tree on June 26, in a Pacific Palisades trailer park. The Los Angeles Police Department secured the scene and the lion was safely tranquilized and removed by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers and biologists. In a coordinated effort, CDFW and the National Park Service outfitted the young lion with a GPS tracking collar and identification tag in her ear. After the tranquilizer wore off, the lion was safely released into the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, where she becomes the 75th lion to join the study overall and the tenth active, collared mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains.


Suzanne Guldimann

Suzanne Guldimann is an author, artist, and musician who lives in Malibu and loves the Santa Monica Mountains. She has worked as a journalist reporting on local news and issues for more than a decade, and is the author of nine books of music for the harp. Suzanne's newest book, "Life in Malibu", explores local history and nature. She can be reached at

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