Despite what you hear in movies & on TV,
mountain lions don’t make that “wild cat scream” very often. More common
vocalizations for this adaptable cat include whistles, squeaks, growls, purrs, hisses & yowls. Photo by Paul E.M.
Partly within the Los Angeles city limits, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California is home to a small population of mountain lions. National Park Service researchers have monitored more than 50 mountain lions in the park since 2002. Roaming freely, these big cats face unique challenges living so closely to urban areas. Photo by National Park Service.