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Mountain lion death reignites call for wildlife tunnel in Liberty Canyon

by Take Two

P-12, captured here with a remote camera trap, is the only lion documented to have successfully crossed the 101 Freeway during the course of the decade-long National Park Service study. Courtesy National Park Service

Wildlife preservationists are alarmed by news that a young, male mountain lion was killed while trying to cross the 101 freeway near Agora Hills.

The busy freeway creates a barrier between two large areas of open space, and scientists say it's limiting the big cats' genetic pool. 

For more on this we reached out to Seth Riley, a wildlife biologist who heads up a team studying mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains.

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