Cheryl Gray

Los Angeles used to hunt mountain lions

April 21, 2015

Grizzly bears and mountain lions used to roam the Los Angeles area before all these people showed up. It's only now that there are four million of us here that Angelenos have decided that a cougar in our midst is charming and cute. No matter how bleak the long-term situation may be for P-22 himself, sadly. Read full report.

19-Year Bobcat Study Discovers Extreme Cuteness

April 21, 2015

The most recent discoveries in a 19-year study of bobcats in the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Hills may not rewrite the science books, but they are hecka cute. Meet B326 and B327, so-named for their being the 326th and 327th bobcats captured by National Park Service biologists in a long-running study of how urbanization is affecting Southern California bobcats. Read full report.

L.A.’s Loneliest Lion - The New Yorker

April 20, 2015

Last Monday afternoon, while crouched in a crawl space beneath a house in the posh Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz, a home-security technician came face to face with a hundred-and-fifty-pound mountain lion. Read full report.

Mountain Lion P-22, Paparazzi Victim

April 14, 2015

A male mountain lion lives in Griffith Park, an oasis of semi-natural habitat within Los Angeles. The big cat, dubbed P-22, has gotten a certain amount of fame; he has even graced the cover of National Geographic. Sometime Monday, P-22 decided to go hang out in the crawl space under a house in Los Feliz, a Los Angeles neighborhood bordering the park. Read full report.