SAN FRANCISCO EAST BAY AREA, CA (Jan. 20, 2023) — An East Bay Regional Parks District wildlife camera captured some cats at play this week. However, these cute kittens were wild mountain lion cubs.
Yes, puma kittens do have spots, which help them blend in with grass, brush, and dappled sunlight for safety. The District maintains hundreds of wildlife cameras throughout Contra Costa and Alameda counties as part of an effort to evaluate the ecological health of the East Bay region.
In 2022, the Park District released NatureCheck, a report that documents the conditions and trends of indicator species within East Bay Stewardship Network lands. In keeping with their mission to preserve a rich heritage of natural and cultural resources, the Park District manages large swaths of habitat for the myriad of plants and animals that inhabit these lands, including these apex predator caught on camera at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park. www.ebparks.org/naturecheck.
For the full video, visit the Instagram account for East Bay Regional Parks District.