We are thankful for the quick action by the mother of a young boy who successfully ended an attack by a young mountain lion on August 26, 2021 in Calabasas, California. We at the Mountain Lion Foundation are keeping them in our thoughts and hope that he has a full and speedy recovery.
The mountain lions involved have been handled appropriately by CDFW officers and staff. We support the state’s work to ensure any animal that displays aggression toward people is dealt with appropriately and as humanely as possible.
In California and other states throughout the West, we live alongside wildlife like mountain lions, coyotes, bears and other animals. We believe that people and wildlife alike can thrive and share the landscape. It is our hope that these types of traumatic encounters happen as infrequently as possible.
We will continue working with other groups and state and local communities to communicate safe practices and public safety messaging that minimize dangerous encounters and allows people and wildlife to peacefully coexist in California and other states. Click here for information about safety in lion country. https://mountainlion.org/stay-safe/
For more information about this incident see the CDFW website News Release. https://wildlife.ca.gov/News/mountain-lion-dispatched-after-attack-near-calabasas