A towering lion was holed adult underneath a residence in Los Angeles for a small while final week, creation headlines opposite a country.
His operation is a 8 block miles of LA’s Griffith Park, on a eastern corner of a Santa Monica Mountains, surrounded on all sides by development.
Jeff Sikich, a biologist with a National Park Service, prisoner P-22 in 2012 in Griffith Park and expelled him with a GPS radio collar. Sikich tells NPR’s Rachel Martin that by hankie sampling, he can snippet a puma’s origins.
“The genetics uncover that he was innate in a Santa Monica Mountains,” he says. “Which is flattering amazing, since that meant, to get to Griffith Park, he had to cranky dual vital freeways — a 405 Freeway, navigate by a Hollywood Hills, and afterwards cranky a 101 Freeway.”
On P-22′s unique lifestyle
We’ve seen that in a core investigate area in a Santa Monica Mountains each immature masculine before P-22 finished adult failing when they got diluted from mom. They possibly got strike on a turnpike or killed by a adult male, so P-22 did find a approach out to an area where there is no adult male. There seems to be copiousness of prey, copiousness of deer for him.
On his Griffith Park home
He has a smallest home operation of any adult male, to a knowledge, ever recorded, so in a matter of time he competence select to leave, or try to leave, in sequence to find a mate.
On P-22′s name
P is for puma; he’s a 22nd puma held in a study. Just since we have this numbering complement does not meant we’re not trustworthy to these animals. we tell people to call them any name we like.
Who’s to contend what a good or a bad name is, right? we consider P-22 sounds perfect. It’s short. It’s commanding. It rolls off a tongue. we consider it fits him perfectly.