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Sonoma-based research team discovers den of mountain lion cubs

Last week, Audubon Canyon Ranch made a surprising discovery of 10-day-old mountain lion cubs in a den near Glen Ellen. The three cubs belong to P1, a female mountain lion researchers have been studying.

According to an article on the nonprofit conservation and education organization’s website, this is the first time a subject of this particular research study has produced offspring. P1, estimated to be around 10 years old, has been tracked for the past six months. She was already traveling with her ?two 11-month-old offspring at the time when she was collared, and those juvenile mountain lions dispersed a few months later.

On Friday, the team was able to capture photos and videos of the tiny cubs, ensuring in the process the cubs were left untouched and undisturbed. Watch the video at www.egret.org.

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