Ridiculously cute mountain lion kittens spotted in Santa Monica Mountains

/Ridiculously cute mountain lion kittens spotted in Santa Monica Mountains

Ridiculously cute mountain lion kittens spotted in Santa Monica Mountains

How is that fierce creatures make cute babies? Case in point: a family of mountain lions caught on camera in the Santa Monica Mountains.

One of the nearly-grown kittens, a 15-month old puma kitten dubbed P-33 (pictured above), was feared dead by Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area wildlife officials, but looked fine and frisky in the photos.

Park officials have been tracking the lion family, a mother and three kittens, since the cubs were only a month old, but P-33 had disappeared for a long enough to cause worry that he’d been killed. The recent photos were captured in February by a trap camera baited with a dear.

The National Park Service posted photos on its Facebook page last week. It is estimated that between 4,000 and 6,000 mountain lions call California home.

Here are a few more photos of the family:

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By |2015-03-10T16:15:05+00:00March 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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