Watch: P22 Mountain Lion Balances on Hollywood Hills Fence – NBC Los Angeles

A mountain lion, likely famed Hollywood big cat P22, was caught on camera performing a late-night balancing act at a Hollywood Hills home.
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P22 is making his rounds of his neighbourhood.

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The Cat That Changed America reviewed as a Christmas book pick

Book Review and 
Christmas Gift Ideas …
With a Wildlife Ring


Book Ideas for Kids this Christmas
The Cat That Changed America

By Maria Fotopoulos

Some of my best childhood memories are of visiting a cozy bookstore off of Grand Avenue in Ponca City, Okla., heading to the bookcase where all the Nancy Drew books were housed on the bottom shelf and then taking a seat on the floor excited to learn if there were a new book in the series and what Nancy was up to now. Books were transformative, exposing whole new worlds. Even in today’s techno-centric, digitized and dystopian world, I hope books still hold the keys to unlock the imaginations and dreams for millions of kids and to learn the wonders of the natural world. And what better time for kids to curl up with some books than the Christmas-New Year break! A recommended read to help kids appreciate the world of big cats is “The Cat That Changed America” by Tony Lee Moral. In this fictionalized account of the real and famous California cougar, P22, Moral chronicles the cougar’s adventures starting with his birth, and that of his brother, and time with Mom in the Santa Monica Mountains, meeting neighbors, including the raccoon, woodpecker, mockingbird, skunk (Mom advises P22 to “stay away”) and opossum, from whom he learns the hard truth. One day he’s going to be forced out of his mountain home!  
There’s more foreshadowing! Mom and her cubs one day meet Prime. There’s a secret the reader comes to learn about Prime, “the dominant mountain lion in the woods,” according to Mom who also tells the cubs that “there isn’t enough room in the mountains for all of us, especially if you’re a male mountain lion.”

Tragedy befalls the family and eventually P22 is forced to leave his home. He is confronted with many challenges, dangers and, still, Prime, as well as cars, coyotes and rodenticides! But ultimately, after a harrowing journey of 60 miles, P22 finds a new home in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.  
Moral does a great job of interspersing lots of facts about cats and the problems facing wildlife into the narrative, so “The Cat That Changed America” is both a good read and an educational one.
The real P22 continues to live in L.A.’s Griffith Park and is now 13 years old. His now legendary crossings of both the 101 and 405 freeways – two of the busiest roadways in the country – after leaving the Santa Monica Mountains have served as the inspiration for the campaign to raise funds to build a wildlife crossing over the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon, just north of L.A. Work on the crossing is scheduled to start in Jan. 2022.  *** 
Even better than one book for Christmas, package a trio! More book ideas are here. And other products and ways to teach kids about wildlife and support the work with big cats are at Save LA CougarsThe Cougar FundPantheraShambala Roar FoundationMountain Lion FoundationWorld Wildlife FundCenter for Biological DiversityThe Wild Animal Sanctuary and The National Wildlife Foundation.
Maria Fotopoulos writes about the connection between overpopulation and biodiversity loss. Contact her on Facebook at Be the Change for Animals.
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Happy P22 Day! From The Cat That Changed America

It’s P22 Day! October 22nd and Urban Wildlife Week. To celebrate The Cat That Changed America book is HALF PRICE this weekend until Sunday October 24th.

And if you haven’t seen the true life story of P22 Mountain lion you can watch on Vimeo on Demand for only $1.50

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P22 Day and Urban Wildlife Week

P22 is a movie star! To celebrate Urban Wildlife Week this coming week and P22 day (October 22nd), here’s a selection of the beautiful posters from some of the screenings of THE CAT THAT CHANGED AMERICA. And if you haven’t seen the movie, you can watch it for only a $1 on Earth Touch

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And there’s also a book to accompany the film which you can buy through or Barnes and Noble.

Happy Fourth of July from P22 The Cat That Changed America

P22 Image Courtesy of: Miguel Ordenana

Happy Fourth of July! Whether you’re spending it by the beach, camping, hiking, sailing or just at home with the BBQ, it’s time to reflect and enjoy our great lands and be thankful we can share it with all wild creatures. Enjoy the holidays! #cats #nature #animals #usa #america #fourthofjuly #independenceday #holidays #summer #fourthofjuly2021 #independence

“The Cat That Changed America” is reviewed in this week’s Atomic Redhead who reviews all things California.

Happy Earth Day 2021 from P22 The Cat That Changed America

P22 The Cat That Changed America (photo credit Miguel Ordenana)

Happy Earth Day 2020 from The Cat That Changed America. May we use this day to celebrate our Earth and cherish all wild things with tolerance and gratitude. For us to co-exist with wildlife may we appreciate that all animals have a place on Earth and that we are part of that. To be truly connected to nature we should be open and willing to share our spaces on Earth. P22 made an incredible journey from his birth place in the Santa Monica Mountains, crossing two freeways the 101 and the 405, in search of a new home. He finally settled in Griffith Park. To find our more about his adventures read a new book or watch the documentary based on his life:

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How do you photograph animals at night? Listen to this podcast

Have you wondered how biologists have been able to capture photographs of animals like P22 at night? Through the use of night vision, infrared and animal camera traps you can successfully capture those elusive creatures. In this podcast, Tony Lee the film maker of The Cat That Changed America about P22 mountain lion describes the ways that

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Easter Giveaway! Two chances to win a copy of The Cat That Changed America this Easter Weekend competition

Happy Easter weekend! To celebrate the start of a long Easter holiday, we have two chances to win a copy of the book The Cat That Changed America about a true life story of an incredible big cat, P22, who made a journey in search of a new home.

The book is reviewed in Yeah Lifestyle with a chance to win the book, and also features in the Solve it for Kids podcast. Happy Easter #easter #easter2021 #competition #giveway #eastereggs #prizes #books #win #authors #kids #homelearning #learning #lockdown #solveitforkids #ohyeahlifestyle #lifestyle #travel #winners #ukprizes