Cougar Crossing: How Hollywood's Celebrity Cougar Helped Build a Bridge for City Wildlife
Illustrator: Alexander Vidal
Discover the amazing true story of P-22, the wild cougar living in Los Angeles, in this inspiring picture book.
P-22, the famed “Hollywood Cougar,” was born in a national park near Los Angeles, California. When it was time for him to leave home and stake a claim to his own territory, he embarked on a perilous journey—somehow crossing sixteen lanes of the world’s worst traffic—to make his home in LA’s Griffith Park, overlooking the famed Hollywood sign. But Griffith Park is a tiny territory for a mountain lion, and P-22’s life has been filled with struggles.
Residents of Los Angeles have embraced this brave cougar as their own and, along with the scientists monitoring P-22, raised money to build a wildlife bridge across Highway 101 to help cougars and other wildlife safely expand their territories and build new homes—ensuring their survival for years to come.
“Twenty Years of LA’s Mountain Lions.” Cougar facts. “Wildlife Crossings, by the Numbers.” Author’s note. Selected bibliography. Full-color illustrations rendered digitally.
JLG Release: Apr 2021
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Nonfiction Early Elementary Plus
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10 4/5" x 9 3/10"
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