|The animal population I am most frequently asked about is that of the mountain lion, also called the puma or cougar. There are twenty-seven different subspecies. The local variety is one of the largest subspecies, but it has become extinct in may of the areas where it once thrived. It would not be entirely accurate to say that there is a mountain lion population on Mount Diablo. Lions have been known to range over 20 miles in one night. They use Mount Diablo as part of their range. |
This material was excerpted from an article written by Michael Sewell for the 1991 Spring edition of the Mount Diablo Review. Mr. Sewell is a licensed wildlife guide specializing in wildlife photography trips.