Poisoned Griffith Park mountain lion P-22 recovers

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A mountain lion living in Los Angeles' Griffith Park appears to have recovered from mange and exposure to rat poison.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area biologist Jeff Sikich says the lion dubbed P-22 looks healthy and has a full belly in recent photos.

The National Park Service on Thursday released photos taken last month by a remotely triggered camera set up at the site of a freshly killed mule deer. More than 1,500 photos were taken as P-22 returned to feed over four nights.

P-22 was robustly pictured by National Geographic last year with the Hollywood sign in the background. But early this year he was markedly deteriorated when he was captured for a collar battery change. Biologists treated him for mange and poisoning, and then released him.

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