Skip to comments.The Cat That Changed America
Posted on 12/07/2017 12:43:39 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
P22 is the most famous mountain lion in the world, living in Griffith Park, right in the heart of Los Angeles. He was born in the Santa Monica Mountains, and crossed two of the busiest freeways in America, the 405 and the 101, before he settled in the park. Yet P22 is now trapped, hemmed in by freeways and the urban sprawl, with little chance of ever finding a mate. Now a new documentary film will explore his plight and the development of the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon in Los Angeles. Angelenos and local conservationists alike are battling to help P22 and the mountain lions of the Santa Monica Mountains, as they try to raise $50 million dollars, while facing resistance from public ignorance and the spread of rodenticides.
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A great story told so beautifully and warmly. For the first time in my life I actually want to visit LA. Patrick Barkham, Environment Correspondent, The Guardian.
Sounds like a good film, especially for those who like the outdoors and wildlife. But i question spending $50 MILLION to save one cat in Griffith Park. Why don't they simply relocate the cat to a better area?
That would be Grumpy Cat!
It's Los Angeles. By the time everyone is paid off, it'll leave $20 to move the cat.
That was my first thought.
Shut up youre not allowed to make sense...
What you said is up there with calling a Snowflake a....Snowflake...
Give it a Prius.
Here’s how things work in California.
They get $50,000,000 to relocate one mountain lion.
$25,000,000 goes to the Democrat Party to buy votes.
$24,999,999 goes to the Democrat politicians to buy condos in Kauai.
The cat gets a buck for bus fare.
The cat votes Democrat for life.
If he crossed them to get in, he can cross them to get out - if he wants to.
All these humans, presuming to know what's best for all creatures!
Pay my round trip air fare and hotel and food expenses and I will come out and kill it for free.
Uhmmm, not true. The fifty million is for P22 “and the mountain lions of the Santa Monica Mountains.”
Thee must be lots of cougars in that part of California ... surely one would mate with the nice hansom gentleman pictured ...
If he’s been tagged in the ear, he should have been sent to the zoo. Otherwise, he’s on his own.
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Because that wouldn’t make them feel as good and with liberals, it’s all about feelings, not results.
LOL - funny.
Going by your name I’m gonna go with Mmmmeerooowww! ;-)
Im sure its not just about the one cat. The article said its about all the cats in the park. But its probably not just them, from what Ive read about mountain lions they are extremely mobile. They require a large territory -thats probably how he ended up crossing freeways. When the Cubs grow up and go out on their own, they need to find new territory. If they dont then they usually starve or get killed by the mountain lions that own the territory they are in. With corridors being shut off due to urban sprawl, the Lions have nowhere to go.
They are a remarkable species, they can survive in anything between mountains and deserts. But they have to be able to get there first.
So the other 74 cats in the Santa Monica Mountains can go visit P22? And so maybe P22 can get lucky one evening with a new lady friend?
Sounds like a good use of $50M.
As grobdriver says above, “If he crossed the [two freeways] to get in, he can cross them to get out - if he wants to.” Cost of that? $0.
Cost of the Big Cat Lonely Hearts Club? $50M