"Typically, all male mountain lions and half of the females disperse to find their own range," wildlife specialist Seth Riley told The L.A. Times. "Here, they try [but] run into freeways and development — and into adult males — and get killed."

To learn more about the effort to save Southern California's big cats, visit the Santa Monica Mountains Fund here.

This predator can run 35 mph and leap over 30 feet. Start respecting the king of the mountain.