Famed Los Angeles mountain lion appears recovered

Famed Los Angeles mountain lion appears recovered
This Nov. 2014 photo provided by the National Park Service shows newly released images of the Griffith Park mountain lion known as P-22. The mountain lion living in Los Angeles' Griffith Park appears to have recovered from mange and exposure to rat poison. The National Park Service on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, released the photo taken last month by a remotely triggered camera set up at the site of a freshly killed mule deer. More than 1,500 photos were taken as P-22 returned to feed over four nights. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

(AP)—A mountain lion living in a Los Angeles wilderness park appears to have recovered from mange and exposure to rat poison earlier this year.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area biologist Jeff Sikich says the lion dubbed P-22 looks healthy and has a full belly in recent photos.

The National Park Service on Thursday released images taken last month by a remotely triggered camera set up at the site of a freshly killed in Griffith Park. More than 1,500 photos were taken as P-22 returned to feed over four nights.

National Geographic famously photographed the cat last year with the Hollywood sign in the background. But early this year, he was markedly deteriorated when he was captured for a collar battery change. Biologists treated him for mange and poisoning and released him.

  • Famed Los Angeles mountain lion appears recovered
    This Nov. 2014 photo provided by the National Park Service shows a newly released image of the Griffith Park mountain lion known as P-22. The mountain lion living in Los Angeles' Griffith Park appears to have recovered from mange and exposure to rat poison. The National Park Service on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, released the photo taken last month by a remotely triggered camera set up at the site of a freshly killed mule deer. More than 1,500 photos were taken as P-22 returned to feed over four nights. (AP Photo/National Park Service)
  • Famed Los Angeles mountain lion appears recovered
    This Nov. 2014 photo provided by the National Park Service shows a newly released image of the Griffith Park mountain lion known as P-22. The mountain lion living in Los Angeles' Griffith Park appears to have recovered from mange and exposure to rat poison. The National Park Service on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, released the photo taken last month by a remotely triggered camera set up at the site of a freshly killed mule deer. More than 1,500 photos were taken as P-22 returned to feed over four nights. (AP Photo/National Park Service)

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