The Annenberg Foundation mourns the devastating loss of mountain lion P-22 after he was euthanized due to injuries.
P-22 became an iconic member of the LA community and a symbol for the conservation movement, reminding us all of the importance of protecting Los Angeles’ wildlife and ecosystems.
P-22 defied the odds many times – crossing 10 lanes of the freeway to make Griffith Park his home – but his death is a reminder of the dire need for safe passage for the region’s wildlife. The Annenberg Wildlife Crossing did not come soon enough for him, but it will help other wildlife move between ecosystems, hunt food, find mates, and live full lives in habitats that we share.
The Annenberg Foundation issued this statement on the tragic loss of P-22:
California Executive Director for the National Wildlife Federation, Beth Pratt made a moving tribute to LA’s revered cougar. Read her full statement →