L.A.’s Most Famous Cat Lady

October 25, 2022 A collaboration between the Gottlieb Native Garden & the Los Angeles Zoo Season 1 Episode 2
L.A.’s Most Famous Cat Lady
Show Notes

It’s only fitting that the world’s most famous mountain lion lives in the city of stars, but it hasn’t been an easy ride for P-22. The mountain lion has crossed multiple freeways and found himself stuck in the urban green space of Griffith Park…or has he? We talk with National Wildlife Federation California Director Beth Pratt about why the cougar’s home is his just as much as it is ours, the wildlife crossing that could save millions of animal lives and millions of dollars, and why she has P-22’s face tattooed on her arm.

 Find out more about Beth Pratt’s work at the National Wildlife Federation here.

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To find out how you can create a Certified Wildlife Habitat visit the National Wildlife Federation at or find supplies and additional information at 

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BiodiverCity is made possible with support from The Gottlieb Native Garden

Dr Jake Owens, Director of Conservation, Los Angeles Zoo

Executive Producers:
Susan Gottlieb
Tom Jacobson
Diane Shader Smith
Denise Verret

April Merl
Jake Owens

Associate Producer:
Brenda Scott Royce

Original Music:
Micah Smith

Additional contributions from: 
Hannah Beal
Bennett Rea