Nikita (image) University of California - Davis Share Print E-Mail Caption Mountain lions in Southern California are isolated from each other due largely to urban sprawl and freeways that disconnect their populations. Credit Johanna Turner Usage Restrictions Provide credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.