P-22 is perhaps the most important lion in the United States

California has roughly 6,000 big cats overall, but P-22 is by far the most famous, largely because he lives in inescapable proximity to some 4 million Angelenos. His home, the city’s 4,500-acre Griffith Park, is one of the largest urban parks in America, full of oak trees and shrubland. But his seven-square-mile range is the smallest ever recorded for an adult lion.

via How One Emboldened and Endangered Mountain Lion Took Los Angeles By Storm – Men’s Journal.

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