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Famed P-22 Captured, May be Euthanized

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P-22, the famous 12-year-old mountain lion known for having successfully crossed both the 101 and 405 freeways, has been captured. In recent weeks, the mountain lion had been displaying behavior outside of his usual demeanor, attacking small dogs and exhibiting signs of deteriorating health. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced that P-22 will most likely not be returned to the wild due to age and failing health. Tests will be done on P-22 to determine any internal injuries or trauma from possibly being struck by a vehicle. After thorough examination, the National Park Service and CDFW will determine if P-22 will move to an animal sanctuary or be euthanized.


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