Santa Monica Mountains lions 'fast disappearing'

p-32-nps.jpg Scientific American takes stock and concludes "there’s simply not enough land for each of the several males left to establish new territory and find mates."
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Columnist Sandy Banks is taking the LA Times buyout

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Buyout list at LA Times 'makes you want to cry'

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