Fire Surviving Mountain Lion Shot After Livestock Death

A mountain lion cub that was part of a littler that survived a Sonoma County fire was killed after it reportedly was responsible for the death of a local rancher’s livestock.


A young mountain lion was killed in Sonoma County with permission from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife after the puma killed a local landowner’s goat.

The deceased mountain lion, P6, became a minor celebrity last year as one of three kittens born to P1, the first subject of Conservation in Action’s Living with Lions project, a study that seeks to identify regional mountain lion habits and key wildlife corridors and to promote conservation. The research team followed the kittens over six months as they grew into juveniles, escaping the deadly Nuns Fire that decimated parts of Sonoma County.