We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of the five year old mountain lion dubbed “Scar” and “El Cobre.” There are less than two dozen cougars left in the Santa Ana Mountains. Scar was illegally shot and his body was not found where the shooting occurred–meaning he was mortally wounded and walked off to his death. His radio collar signaled the “mortality alert” with his lack of movement over an eight hour period. The SoCal subspecies of mountain lions are being considered for protection under the California Endangered Species Act. This is just one more cougar gone from the already limited gene pool.
Read the San Gabriel Valley Tribune article.