LA’s most famous mountain lion, P-22, captured after attacking dogs in the Hollywood Hills – Rights History
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LA’s most famous mountain lion, P-22, captured after attacking dogs in the Hollywood Hills

Well-known cougar was tranquilized by officials in the back yard of a Los Feliz home after showing signs of distress

Los Angeles’ most famous mountain lion, known for roaming across freeways and making a sprawling urban park his home, was captured Monday by wildlife officials who want to examine the big cat after he killed a dog that was being walked in the Hollywood Hills.

The cougar, dubbed P-22, wears a GPS tracking collar as part of a National Park Service study and is regularly recorded on security cameras strolling through residential areas near LA’s Griffith Park, a wilderness and picnic area.

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