I'm president of Friends of Griffith
Park and live in "The Oaks" to your east.
I've been asked by a consortium of wildlife authorities and
experts to reach out to some of Griffith Park's neighboring
homeowners regarding wildlife activity in the area.
Since 2007, scientific surveys of flora and fauna of
Griffith Park have been conducted as part of a "Griffith
Park Natural History Survey" funded largely by local
residents and groups such as Friends of Griffith Park. The
latest collaboration, between Cooper Ecological Monitoring
and U.S. Geological Survey(USGS), has been to investigate
wildlife movement across Cahuenga Pass/101 Fwy., to assess
how large mammals may be moving in and out of the park.
late February of this year, images of an adult male mountain
lion were captured by study cameras on the east side of
Cahuenga Pass, an area where there have been scattered
reports but no firm evidence of their occurrence. There may
be a variety of public reactions to this photographic
evidence, ranging from excitement to fear, so a
"fact sheet" is attached to help answer questions.
Please direct any question to the referenced experts on the
We all need to keep doing the things
all residents in hillside communities should be doing:
1) keep all food sources inaccessible to wildlife, report
2) protect your pets.
Friends of Griffith Park
Wildlife Study Sheet