A mural dedicated to famous mountain lion P-22 was completed in Silver Lake recently.
The tribute to the big cat was painted by local artist Corie Mattie and is part of the National Wildlife Federation’s #SaveLACougars campaign.
Mattie said on her Instagram page that P-22 once showed up in her yard, where “he stares into my soul for a solid 30 seconds,” and allowed her to take a video with her phone.
Mattie decided to draw P-22 and use some of the proceeds to help the mountain lion’s “well being.”
Eventually, that turned into a mural project dedicated to P-22, which can be seen on the side of the Hype fitness center on Hyperion Avenue near Griffith Park Boulevard and reads “Peace Love & P-22.”
P-22 became famous after being featured in National Geographic in 2013.