THOUSAND OAKS (CBSLA.com) — A $10 million proposal to construct a safe wildlife crossing on the 101 Freeway in northwest Los Angeles County could move closer to reality after three local mountain lion kittens were fatally struck by vehicles in recent weeks, officials said.
National Park Service officials reports the kittens were killed in two separate incidents. On Jan. 20, a kitten estimated to be only a few months old was found dead on Kanan Dume Road in Malibu. Two other mountain lions estimated to be 10 months old were killed Jan. 31 on State Route 126 in northwest Los Angeles County, according to officials.
KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports a total of 13 mountain lions have been fatally struck by vehicles in the Santa Monica Mountains and surrounding habitat over the course of the National Park Service’s 12-year study.