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Cougar Stars In La Role Living Near Hollywood Sign

HT natgeo cougar 1 jtm 131115 16x9 608 Cougar Stars in LA Role Living Near Hollywood Sign As ABC News previously reported , P-22 is the name given to a cougar who has been living in Griffith Park, located in central Los Angeles. Griffith Park is the home to popular tourist destinations including the Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory. According to photojournalist Steve Winter, the cougar had to cross two highways in order to make his home there. Winter has been tracking the animal for over a year, and now National Geographic is prepared to release several of his spectacular photos of the creature leading up to their December issue. After 14 months, it all came togetherand I got the image I dreamed of: P-22 with the Hollywood sign, said Winter in a video released on National Geographics website . Winter says that capturing images of P-22 was more difficult than it would have been if the cougar lived in the wild, as it required getting shots of both wildlife and urban dwellings. Photographed on a ridge above Los Angeles, a male cougar labeled P22 made his way from the Santa Monica Mountains to Griffith Park-an island of habitat surrounded by homes and highways.
Full story: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/11/cougar-stars-in-la-role-living-near-hollywood-sign/

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