Seth Riley, the National Park Service scientist who tracks and studies the pumas in the Santa Monica Mountains, is also an assistant adjunct professor (yes, a real title) at UCLA."Los Angeles is probably the only mega-city in the world with a major carnivore," Riley says. "That speaks to the amazing conservation of wildlife and habitat in Los Angeles, but it’s something we may not have much longer."I'll have Ranger Riley know I'm a major carnivore.
Other local links to the larger cats:
Video w/ bonus bear. More local cougars at work.