Los Angeles celebrates life of famed cougar

6 February 2023
2023-02-06 11:06

Angelenos celebrated his life on Saturday at the Greek Theater in Griffith Park in a star-studded memorial that featured musical performances, tribal blessings, speeches about the importance of P-22's life and wildlife conservation, and a video message from Gov.

Gavin Newsom. Proceeds from merchandise sales of P-22 T-shirts, toys and prints went to the "Save the LA Cougars" campaign. Los Angeles mourned P-22 as one of its own, with songs, stories and murals crying "long live the king." Post-It notes of remembrance blanketed an exhibit wall at the Natural History Museum and children's paw print messages covered a tableau outside the LA Zoo.

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