Los Angeles – The Griffith Park Mountain Lion

Steve White Camera Trap Griffith Park

A 125-pound mountain lion has been living in L.A.’s Griffith Park for the past four years.

Griffith Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country. Located just above Los Feliz Boulevard, it covers over 4,300 acres.

The young lion, named P-22, has been living on mule deer, raccoon and coyote. It is believed the wild cat travelled 20 miles to the park from the Santa Monica Mountains. After triggering a camera trap in 2012, the big cat was found and sedated. A GPS collar was attached to the animal to track its movements.

National Geographic photographer Steve Winter has taken several shots of the lion. One will be appearing in National Geographic’s December issue.

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