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LA Has 13 New Mountain Lion Kittens (!!)

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Two of the new mountain lion kittens doing their best Instagram poses (Santa Monica Mountains Flickr page)
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Five dens and 13 kittens and that's a record. In recent months, National Park Service biologists have discovered the highest number of dens and most kittens since they began studying big cats in the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Hills.

Jeff Sikich is one of the wildlife biologists who's been studying the local mountain lion population. He said all of the 13 kittens looked "good and healthy."

He told us:

"It's amazing, even at two or three weeks of age, they'll start to open their eyes. And they have this beautiful blue eyes. Even at a young age, though, they're still snarling at you."

Warning: this video is extremely cute overload and might make you cry a little.
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