Meet Adonis, The New Mountain Lion In Town. He's Kind Of A Big Deal
Adonis, the first male mountain lion to be spotted in the Verdugo mountains since P-41's death last October. (Photo courtesy of Roy Dunn)
Sorry dog lovers, Los Angeles is a cat town. We're one of only two megacities in the world that can say they have a big cat living within city limits.Mumbai has its leopards, we have our mountain lions. And we recently added a new feline resident.
Lori Galarreta of the website LAist reports that a new cougar has been photographed in the Verdugo Mountains above Glendale and Burbank. It's the first time a male has been spotted in that area since the death of P-41, nine months ago. People have named the new puma Adonis, a nod to Aphrodite's lover in Greek mythology who was known for his remarkable youth and beauty. So the moniker is perfect. Adonis is young and seemingly flawless.
"It's been kind of like a new season of 'Game of Thrones.' It's a really engaging drama," says Miguel Ordeñana, a wildlife biologist at the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. "We don't know much about him other than he looks very healthy." And that he's a handsome devil.