Mountain Lions suffer dangerously high level of In-Breeding: Study

August 16, 2014 12:17 PM

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Mountain Lions suffer dangerously high level of In-Breeding: Study

Researchers have reported that mountain lions that basically live in isolation in the Santa Monica Mountains, located within the Greater Los Angeles, have become dangerously in-bred as genetic diversity has decreased in the population. The study results have been published in the Thursday issue of Current Biology.

Genetic analyses for 42 lions that live in the Santa Monica Mountains have been carried out by Seth Riley, a wildlife ecologist for the National Park Service at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, KPCC reported.

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