California’s mountain lions struggle to find their niche

Posted by Christine, October 6, 2011

A small population in the Santa Monica Mountains near Los Angeles is hemmed in by freeways and faces extinction,

As if their situation isn’t dire enough, someone killed and mutilated — the story doesn’t specify how — one of them.

Police chased two lions off a suburban lawn in Sierra Madre, north of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel foothills.

This Halloween, National Geographic is encouraging trick-or-treaters to help save big cats by collecting change for National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative along with their candy and joining a global community of explorers, conservationists, and big cat lovers around the world. The downloadable “Trick-or-Treat for Big Cats” handbook provides everything you need to know to participate. It contains information about the campaign, how to trick-or-treat safely, how to send in contributions that have been collected, plus gifts for participating, as well as fun ways for kids to CAUSE AN UPROAR on Halloween night. National Geographic has created free collection boxes available at Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide, participating schools, National Geographic HQ in Washington, D.C. or you’ll can request that we mail them to you. In the meantime please enjoy these Halloween activities from NGKids!



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