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Laboratory of Holly Ernest



A remote camera captures a radio collared cougar in Griffith Park.

A hidden camera records Hollywood’s most reclusive star—this male cougar known as P-22 first seen in Griffith Park several years ago. A radio collar tracks his moves, but residents see scant signs of him. P22 is famous as the “Hollywood Lion” and Griffith Park Lion”.  There was a P22 festival in the Park in 2019. Photograph by Steve Winter

Below are exciting new publications, including Great Gray Owl, Puma (mountain lion, cougar), Black Bear, and Bighorn Sheep genetics and ecology, Sea Otter conservation genetics, and bird disease ecology including hummingbirds. Stay tuned for upcoming publications!

Yellow-billed Magpie perched on a branch

Yellow-billed Magpie. Photo credit Jerry Ting.