Hello, kitty: Griffith Park mountain lion captures L.A.'s fancy
August 14, 2012 | 11:13am
In true L.A. fashion, the city's latest animal celebrity has already generated quite a buzz.
As news spread that a 3-year-old mountain lion has moved into Griffith Park, residents across the area had mixed reactions.
Some worried about the safety of the lion, named P-22 by biologists. Others worried about their own safety in the popular park. A few wondered if Apple had something to do with P-22's presence — after all, the company's newest version of its Mac OS X, conveniently dubbed "Mountain Lion," was released just a few weeks ago.
What do you think? Will the lion keep you away from Griffith Park? Do you think biologists should remove it from the area? Weigh in by tweeting @LANow, posting on our local Facebook page or writing in the comments section below.
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