The Future Is Pretty Grim For LA's Mountain Lions
If the cats in the Los Angeles area continue inbreeding, researchers say there's a 99.7 percent chance they'll be extinct in the next half-century.By Lindsey Pulse | September 1, 2016
The mountain lion population around Los Angeles could become extinct in the next 50 years.
One stretch of highway is isolating a small group of the cats in the Santa Monica Mountains, away from the rest of their species. It's causing "inbreeding depression."