P22, Hollywood’s intrepid mountain lion that lives in Griffith Park, has survived against the odds. He journeyed through the second largest city in America in search of a home, crossing two of the busiest freeways—the 405 and the 101–in the country. Despite the average home range of a cougar being roughly 250 square miles, he makes do with only eight in a park surrounded on all sides by the city of Los Angeles. Read full report.
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The mountain lion known as P-22 looked majestic just a few months ago, in a trail-camera photo shot against the backdrop of the Hollywood sign. But when a remote camera in Griffith Park captured an image of the puma more recently, it showed a thinner and mangy animal. Scientists sedated him and drew blood samples. They found evidence of exposure to rat poisons. Read full report.
After last week’s shooting of a young mountain lion at an Orange County park, wildlife experts acknowledged they are increasingly concerned about Southern California’s cougar population as development expands into wilderness areas. Read full report.
The runner's pace was steady. She was tired but aware as she turned onto a trail to head up the final stretch of her route on the deserted headlands north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Read full report (The article starts on page 52 of the April Green Issue).
Massachusetts wildlife officials quickly refuted claims by the Winchester Police Department that a second mountain lion sighting was made in the community. Read full report.