Mountain lions are known to researchers as P-32. Mountain lions are natives of Santa Monica Mountains.
P-32 is one of the three mountain lions or Pumas known by a series of photographs.
Researchers who are tracking P-32 said that early on April 3; puma has crossed the 101 Freeway near Thousand Oaks.
From there he has crossed to State Route 23 near the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and researchers said that the lion is now settled into a natural area in the Simi Hills.
Ranger Kate Kuykendall, spokeswoman of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said “This is good news for P-32, being a young mountain lion, especially being a mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains, is not easy.”
Kuykendall said that generally young male mountain lions couldn’t survive for long and die prematurely because they must either fight with the strong male adult or hit by a vehicle.
Mountain lions which left the native mountain will not survive as they are generally hit by a vehicle, but P-32 is among the few mountain lions which left the native mountain and survived.
P-33, his sister has also crossed 101 Freeway last month but went to the other end of the mountain. P-33 then turned around afterwards and went back to their nest. Last February, the siblings were caught on camera eating carcass and interacting with other siblings. They were 15 month old.
Researchers believe that P-32 and P-33 are siblings of P-12.
P-12 is the first mountain lion which is reported to have crossed 101 Freeway in 2009; it is believed that he is still alive.
Researchers have conducted paternity test that confirmed the relationship between P-12 and young pumas and another female Puma known as P-34.