A remote camera snapped more than 350 high-quality images of mountain lion P-13 and her kittens as they fed on a mule deer over two nights in Malibu Creek State Park last week.
The cameras were set up to check on the male and female kittens, P-30 and P-28, who biologists haven't seen since they were tagged when they were about three weeks old, said biologist Jeff Sikich with the National Park Service.
The kittens are now 10 months old, and though they have trackers that pinpoint their locations, Sikich said he was interested in how healthy they look.
The kittens appear healthy, "nice and fat," he said.
"Mom seems to be finding deer and prey for them," he said.
The animals fed separately -- one would feed, then take a break while another would come in for a bite, Sikich said.