Famed LA mountain lion euthanized following health problems


              FILE - An overview of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will eventually be built over the 101 Freeway, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in Agoura Hills, Calif. Construction has begun on what's billed as the world's largest wildlife crossing for mountain lions and other animals caught in Southern California's urban sprawl. P-22, the celebrated mountain lion that took up residence in the middle of Los Angeles and became a symbol of urban pressures on wildlife, was euthanized Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, after dangerous changes in his behavior led to examinations that revealed poor health and an injury likely caused by a car. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
            
              FILE - Biologist Francis Appiah, Caltrans mitigation specialist, wears a face mask with the image of P-22 mountain lion, while waiting for a Metro bus downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 5, 2020. The P-22, the famous Griffith Park Mountain Lion, seen roaming in the Hollywood Hills area after crossing several major freeways, the CA-101- CA-405 was euthanized Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, after dangerous changes in his behavior led to examinations that revealed poor health and an injury likely caused by a car. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
            
              FILE - Amy Silver, a volunteer with the National Wildlife Federation, carries a cardboard cutout of a mountain lion during a ground breaking ceremony for the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Agoura Hills, Calif. P-22, the celebrated mountain lion that took up residence in the middle of Los Angeles and became a symbol of urban pressures on wildlife, was euthanized Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, after dangerous changes in his behavior led to examinations that revealed poor health and an injury likely caused by a car. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
            
              FILE - An overview of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will eventually be built over the 101 Freeway, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in Agoura Hills, Calif. Construction has begun on what's billed as the world's largest wildlife crossing for mountain lions and other animals caught in Southern California's urban sprawl. P-22, the celebrated mountain lion that took up residence in the middle of Los Angeles and became a symbol of urban pressures on wildlife, was euthanized Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, after dangerous changes in his behavior led to examinations that revealed poor health and an injury likely caused by a car. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
            
              FILE - Biologist Francis Appiah, Caltrans mitigation specialist, wears a face mask with the image of P-22 mountain lion, while waiting for a Metro bus downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 5, 2020. The P-22, the famous Griffith Park Mountain Lion, seen roaming in the Hollywood Hills area after crossing several major freeways, the CA-101- CA-405 was euthanized Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, after dangerous changes in his behavior led to examinations that revealed poor health and an injury likely caused by a car. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
            
              FILE - Amy Silver, a volunteer with the National Wildlife Federation, carries a cardboard cutout of a mountain lion during a ground breaking ceremony for the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Agoura Hills, Calif. P-22, the celebrated mountain lion that took up residence in the middle of Los Angeles and became a symbol of urban pressures on wildlife, was euthanized Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, after dangerous changes in his behavior led to examinations that revealed poor health and an injury likely caused by a car. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
            
              FILE - An overview of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will eventually be built over the 101 Freeway, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in Agoura Hills, Calif. Construction has begun on what's billed as the world's largest wildlife crossing for mountain lions and other animals caught in Southern California's urban sprawl. P-22, the celebrated mountain lion that took up residence in the middle of Los Angeles and became a symbol of urban pressures on wildlife, was euthanized Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, after dangerous changes in his behavior led to examinations that revealed poor health and an injury likely caused by a car. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
            
              FILE - Biologist Francis Appiah, Caltrans mitigation specialist, wears a face mask with the image of P-22 mountain lion, while waiting for a Metro bus downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 5, 2020. The P-22, the famous Griffith Park Mountain Lion, seen roaming in the Hollywood Hills area after crossing several major freeways, the CA-101- CA-405 was euthanized Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, after dangerous changes in his behavior led to examinations that revealed poor health and an injury likely caused by a car. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
            
              FILE - Amy Silver, a volunteer with the National Wildlife Federation, carries a cardboard cutout of a mountain lion during a ground breaking ceremony for the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Agoura Hills, Calif. P-22, the celebrated mountain lion that took up residence in the middle of Los Angeles and became a symbol of urban pressures on wildlife, was euthanized Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, after dangerous changes in his behavior led to examinations that revealed poor health and an injury likely caused by a car. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
            
              FILE - This pair of photos provided by the National Park Service shows the Southern California mountain lion known as P-22, left, in March, 2014 when he was suffering from mange, and at right in December 2015, without lesions or scabs. The mountain lion P-22 that took up residence in the middle of Los Angeles and became a symbol of urban pressures on wildlife, was euthanized Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, after dangerous changes in his behavior led to examinations that revealed poor health and an injury likely caused by a car. (National Park Service via AP, File)
            
              FILE -This photo provided by The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) shows a mountain lion known as P-22, that is transported to a wild animal care facility for a full health evaluation on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022 in the Hollywood Hills. P-22, the celebrated mountain lion that took up residence in the middle of Los Angeles and became a symbol of urban pressures on wildlife, was euthanized after dangerous changes in his behavior led to examinations that revealed poor health and an injury likely caused by a car. (The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, via AP, File)
            
              FILE - This Nov. 2014, file photo provided by the U.S. National Park Service shows a mountain lion known as P-22, photographed in the Griffith Park area near downtown Los Angeles. P-22, the celebrated mountain lion that took up residence in the middle of Los Angeles and became a symbol of urban pressures on wildlife, was euthanized after dangerous changes in his behavior led to examinations that revealed poor health and an injury likely caused by a car. (U.S. National Park Service, via AP, File)
Famed LA mountain lion euthanized following health problems