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.
Mountain lion kitten discovered in Santa Monica Mountains