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P-53 suffers from a parasitic disease of the hair and skin. National Park Service
Submitted by National Park Service
5:00 am PDT March 12, 2019

National Park Service researchers recently re-captured the female mountain lion known as P-53 and treated her for mange, a parasitic disease of the hair and skin. Mange is generally rare in wild cats, however, it has been widespread in bobcats in the Santa Monica Mountains area since an epizootic started in 2002 caused extensive mortality and a significant population decline.