WATCH: National Park Service Finds Five Mountain Lions In California Mountains

In the Santa Susana Mountains north of Los Angeles, the National Park Service found two litters of mountain lion kittens and were able to capture the moment on camera. Photos and video of the mountain lion kittens revealed there were a total of five kittens between the two litters, including three females and two males.

The Park Service stated on Wednesday that the five kittens were tagged and returned to their dens. "The Service studies how mountain lions survive in fragmented and urbanized habitat around Los Angeles" reports ABC News.

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The discovery of the kittens in the L.A. area is significant because the mountain lion population does not have it easy in the area. They have to deal with the threat of other mountain lions as well as the danger of busy highways and poisons. The threat to their survival will become more real for these mountain lion kittens as they get older.

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The location where the mountain lions were found was one that was conducive to their survival. The Santa Susanas are a "key gateway connecting the animals with their brethren in the Santa Monicas and the Los Padres National Forest," according to the Washington Post.

"Despite the challenges mountain lions in this area face, the animals we've studied appear to be reproducing successfully," Biologist with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Jeff Sikich said in a statement about the kittens.

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To check out more about the mountain lions found in the California mountains, head over to the National Park Service website.