From the National Park Service Puma Profiles: This male was the first lion to be studied outside the Santa Monica Mountains. Captured in the summer of 2003 at around the age of one or more, he roamed the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains. While most of L.A.’s freeways have been a longtime stoppage for mountain lion movement, P-3 was the first lion to show us that safely crossing a freeway is possible. He regularly crossed the 118 Freeway (at least 14 times), indicating that there is the potential for connectivity between the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains. Moreover, P-3 was documented using the safe underpass of the large hiker/equestrian tunnel at Corriganville Park. P-3 died in the fall of 2004 due to anticoagulant poisoning (i.e. rat poison), an unusual way for lions to die.
Matted 11" x 14 " photography quality print of original artwork
Part of the "Paint the P's Collection"
NWF's California Director challenged artist (and #SaveLACougars volunteer) Kathi Colman to paint all the P-s--the mountain lions that the National Park Service have tagged in their over a decade of study. As the NPS is now up to over 50, as Kathi notes, "to paint all the P's of our local mountains. I have kept my studio humming!"
We have followed the lives of these remarkable cats and know them from their photos, but Kathi captures their individuality with compassion and care. And as she is committed to getting the Liberty Canyon Crossing built, she is donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of the prints to the #SaveLACougars campaign.
Be sure to collect them all!
Interested in acquiring the originals? Proceeds also benefit the campaign. Contact the artist at email@example.com