Beyond OT: Mountain lion mauls koala to death at LA Zoo

Submitted by Mr. Elbel on March 11th, 2016 at 1:32 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/10/us/los-angeles-p-22-mountain-lion-mauls-z…

 

"A mountain lion miraculously surviving in the urban mountains here is believed to have breached a 9-foot fence at the Los Angeles Zoo and mauled an 18-pound koala at night, officials said Thursday."

"The Australia-born koala, named Killarney, was the only one of the zoo's 11 koalas who often dared to leave her tree at night and roam the pen's ground, which apparently made her easy prey for the young male cougar that researchers call "P-22," officials said."

"Some koala fur was found near the zoo habitat, and the remains of Killarney, a 14-year-old female, were found 300 to 400 yards away..."

 

Thoughts and prayers, MeanJoe07, if you're related.

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ST3

March 11th, 2016 at 3:52 PM ^

I remember that story. The mountain lions are basically trapped in certain geographic areas because of the freeways. Someone wants to spend $37B or some such figure to put a land bridge over the freeway to let the mountain lions out and foster a little bio-diversity.

Esterhaus

March 11th, 2016 at 4:31 PM ^

 
Is reporting that is was a suicide. Apparently Killarney was depressed that she had gained weight, swelling to some 18 pounds, and Kanye had left her following their liasons to rejoin his wife, Kim Kardashian. Killarney was also distraught that she could not afford "to have implants to please Kanye" according to an informed koala at the San Diego Zoo because "Hollywood cheated her at every turn." Progressive snowflakes in LA are planning rallies to support koala sexual freedom and self-image.
 
Just another day in The Southland. /a_former_denizen