In California, several mountain lion populations are separated from each other by development and highways, causing inbreeding within the populations to occur; genetic diversity and connectivity is crucial to the survival of these groups.
Episode 8: THE NEXT STEP (7:58)
Several organizations throughout California are working hard to determine current threats to mountain lions and how populations can be preserved across the state; it takes a village to conserve wildlife so what can you do to help?
Episode 7: human interaction (7:20)
Mountain lions are learning to adapt to our increasing presence in nature, which sometimes results in the depredation of domestic animals, and a grim ending for both parties.
Episode 6: through the food chain (7:12)
At the top of the food chain, mountain lions help establish a stable ecosystem which creates a trickle-down effect; their prey can also affect them by exposing them to pathogens and toxins.
Episode 5: making connections (8:00)
Migration plays a significant role in mountain lions survival as it helps mix genetics throughout California, making the species stronger as a whole.
Episode 4: on the move (6:57)
California provides mountain lions a wide range of habitats and as an extremely adaptable species, they can live anywhere there are adequate resources.
Episode 3: circle of life (6:59)
Like any other animal, mountain lions have a specific way to breed and raise their young in order to ensure survival and continuation of the species.
Episode 2: research techniques (7:02)
To research mountain lions, scientists must capture wild lions and collect vital data which can determine potential threats and how we can help conserve them.
Episode 1: Introduction (6:30)
A quick historical background on the mountain lion in California, including its behaviors, habitats, threats, and its contribution to nature as an apex predator.