P22 is the most famous mountain lion in the world, living in Griffith Park, right in the heart of Los Angeles. He was born in the Santa Monica Mountains, and crossed two of the busiest freeways in America, the 405 and the 101, before he settled in the park. Yet P22 is now trapped, hemmed in by freeways and the urban sprawl, with little chance of ever finding a mate. Now a new documentary film will explore his plight and the development of the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon in Los Angeles. Angelenos and local conservationists alike are battling to help P22 and the mountain lions of the Santa Monica Mountains, as they try to raise $50 million dollars, while facing resistance from public ignorance and the spread of rodenticides.


P22 photograph reproduced by permission from Miguel Ordenana

Cast Interviews (alphabetically)

Sherry Ferber, Liberty Canyon Homeowners Association


Susan Gottlieb, Gottlieb Native Garden


Gerry Hans, President of Friends of Griffith Park


Kim Lamorie, President of Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation


Miguel Orde├▒ana, Wildlife Biologist, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County


Beth Pratt, California Director of National Wildlife Federation


Natalie Riggs, Shakti Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains


Joel Schulman, Poison Free Malibu

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Kian Schulman, Poison Free Malibu


Jeff Sikich, National Park Service Biologist, Santa Monica Mountains


Clark Stevens, Architect of Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing


Dr Duane Tom, Head Veterinarian, California Wildlife Center