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L.A. says goodbye to P-22, its mountain lion turned celebrity crush

By Reis Thebault

05 Feb 2023 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

Perhaps only in Hollywood can there be a celebrity mountain lion tracked by the paparazzi. The Washington Post has the story of a prowling lion much beloved by Angelenos.

LOS ANGELES - In this city of celebrities, he stuck out: golden-haired and well over six feet.

His strolls down Sunset Boulevard stirred headlines. He made his home near the Hollywood Hills, and his social media profiles attracted thousands of followers.

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