Category: <span>Cougars</span>

Outside | Why the Death of Mountain Lion P-56 Matters
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Outside | Why the Death of Mountain Lion P-56 Matters

On Monday, the National Park Service announced a significant loss to a small group of mountain lions in California’s Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. P-56, an adult male cat, was killed by a local landowner under the state’s new depredation law. He was presumed to be the father of several other animals who are...

SD27 | After Legislators Call for Urgent Action, State Officials Take Control of Depredation Process, Promise “All-Inclusive Strategy” on Mountain Lion Extinction Threat
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SD27 | After Legislators Call for Urgent Action, State Officials Take Control of Depredation Process, Promise “All-Inclusive Strategy” on Mountain Lion Extinction Threat

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has taken control of the statewide mountain lion depredation process and promised an “all-inclusive strategy” in response to a letter from the chairs of key environmental committees calling for a comprehensive solution to the Southern California mountain lion extinction crisis. “P-56’s tragic death is a...

ABC7 | Los Angeles’ most famous furred resident celebrated during annual P-22 Day Festival
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ABC7 | Los Angeles’ most famous furred resident celebrated during annual P-22 Day Festival

GRIFFITH PARK, Calif. (KABC) — The most famous furred resident of Los Angeles was celebrated during the annual “P-22 Day Festival.” The free event honored the famed mountain lion that roams Griffith Park. There was a photo booth featuring pictures of P-22, art activities for kids inspired by P-22 and information about wildlife conservation efforts....

Los Feliz Ledger | 4th Annual P-22 Day Festival Comes to Griffith Park Tomorrow
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Los Feliz Ledger | 4th Annual P-22 Day Festival Comes to Griffith Park Tomorrow

GRIFFITH PARK–The fourth annual P-22 Day Festival, takes place tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Griffith Park, across from the Visitor’s Center on Crystal Springs Drive. The daylong festival, named for the park’s resident mountain lion, celebrates local wildlife and conservation efforts. This year’s celebration, “Once Upon a Time in Griffith Park,” will feature activities for...

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NBC Los Angeles | Weekend: Free P-22 Day Festival

P-22 Day Festival: Ever been at a party where the guest of honor was running late? Or maybe didn’t show at all? First things first: P-22, the much mooned-over mountain lion that many of us flat-out adore, will not be at his big bash. But those who love urban-dwelling critters, like the sizable cats that...

LAist | 27 Fabulous Events Happening This Weekend In Southern California
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LAist | 27 Fabulous Events Happening This Weekend In Southern California

To recognize the importance of our resident cougars, the city of L.A. declared Oct. 22 to be P-22 Day. L.A.’s favorite mountain lion even has his own festival, which is part of Urban Wildlife Week. Check out a VR experience of wildlife crossings, meet local rangers, hear experts talk about coexisting with wildlife, view urban...

KCRW | 5 design things to do this week: Oct 14 – 20
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KCRW | 5 design things to do this week: Oct 14 – 20

In the concrete jungle of Los Angeles, life has become tough for the region’s native mountain lions, who are kept from roaming and mating in the Santa Monica Mountains by obstructions like freeways (not to mention they are also vulnerable to poisoning). P22, a lion who miraculously made his way to Griffith Park, where he...