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The Story of P-22
L.A.'s Most Famous Feline
In the hills of Griffith Park, a mountain lion roams. His name is P-22.
Born in the western Santa Monica Mountains, P-22 crossed both the 405 and 101 freeways, eventually reaching Griffith Park. He lives alone in this small territory by the Hollywood sign, surrounded and confined by the city of L.A. P-22 was first spotted by now NHMLA Citizen Science Coordinator Miguel Ordeñana in 2012 as part of the Griffith Park Connectivity Study, a joint effort of Cooper Ecological and the U.S. Geological Survey.
A new 500-square-foot installation on the Ground Level of the Museum (across from the Nature Lab) follows his extraordinary story and the challenges he faces. Visitors will see a large map where the cat lives, hear a soundscape of his habitat, and watch camera trap footage gathered by NHMLA’s scientists. Check out how this charismatic cat made L.A. his home.