The future of mountain lions in urban Los Angeles

February 8, 2017
Mountain lion P-22 is seen prowling Griffith Park in a remote photo.
Miguel Ordenana

P-22, Griffith Park’s famous mountain lion, has been very lucky so far. Survival for these predators is rare in the Los Angeles region. The small, eight-square mile park where P-22 resides has no connection to other wilderness areas and is extensively visited by humans, leaving many species with no choice but to adapt to urban life. Biologists hope that wilderness corridors will connect Los Angeles’ wildlife areas in the future, protecting species and maintaining genetic diversity in ecosystems.

Source: A week in the life of P-22, the big cat who shares Griffith Park with millions of people Los Angeles Times, 08 Feb 2017

Additional coverage on P-22 and other mountain lions of Los Angeles:

Lions of Los Angeles The New Yorker, 13 Feb 2017

Los Angeles is a metropolitan den for mountain lions UCLA Grand Challenges Happenings, 13 Jul 2016