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A mountain lion kitten, believed to be the third kitten of P-23, was spotted in the Santa Monica Mountains.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (KABC) -- A mountain lion kitten spotted in the Santa Monica Mountains has researchers excited.

The kitten belongs to an adult mountain lion known as P-23.

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In October, biologists believed P-23 gave birth to one kitten, but then they discovered a second.

Both were killed by another animal.

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Now, biologists said this is P-23's third kitten, which has obviously survived.

Experts said the kitten is about 6-months-old now.