Wild mountain lion may have killed koala

2016-03-11 12:50
File: The photo that made Sam the Koala famous: Australian firefighter David Tree shares his water with an injured Sam at Mirboo North after wildfires swept through the region. (Mark Pardew, AP)

File: The photo that made Sam the Koala famous: Australian firefighter David Tree shares his water with an injured Sam at Mirboo North after wildfires swept through the region. (Mark Pardew, AP)

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Los Angeles - Officials believe a wild mountain lion made a meal of a koala found mauled to death at the Los Angeles Zoo.

John Lewis, the zoo's director, said this week that workers found the koala's body outside its pen on March 3.

The 7-year-old male cougar cat was spotted on zoo surveillance video from the same night.

Zoo workers are now taking extra precautions such as locking up smaller animals in barns at night.

The cougar, called P-22, wears a tracking collar and was once photographed near the Hollywood sign for National Geographic.

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