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Purr-fect Puma Crossings

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A mountain lion crosses under a highway.

Ahíga Sandoval, Co-Principal and Field Operations Manager at Pathways for Wildlife, will share new research about how mountain lions are using highway crossings along Highway 395 and Highway 17 in California. By watching Ahíga’s terrific video footage, you’ll see several lion families, witness cubs growing up over time, and be amazed by a menagerie of other wildlife using the crossings as well. This research is helping highway planners find ideal spots for lion crossings in California and other states, and it’s also helping those planners understand what kinds of crossings work best for different animals on different landscapes. Too many lions are being killed along roadways, and helping mountain lions to cross roads safely also reduces the genetic isolation of different lion communities. Fortunately, research like Ahíga’s is shedding light on how we can coexist with and ensure the long-term survival of divided lion populations, especially in the face of expanding human communities and highway systems everywhere mountain lions live.


February 21
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm