Killer At Large In Hollywood Hills? LA Zoo Suspects Wild Lion Killed Koala

  • by: Alan Duke

Killer At Large In Hollywood Hills? LA Zoo Suspects Will Lion Killed Koala

A wild mountain lion lurking in the hills that stretch through Hollywood and are home to many celebrities is suspected of killing a koala at the Los Angeles Zoo, according to the city's deputy mayor.

The lion, known by animal trackers as P-22, is known to lurk at night through the hills. It has been captured by sensors and cameras along animal trails near Lake Hollywood and Griffith Park, where the zoo is located.

The surviving koala's have been relocated from their zoo habitat until the mystery is solved.

Despite being a highly-populated urban area, Hollywood is home to a large population of wild animals, including poisonous snakes, coyotes and deer. But the mountain lion population is believed to be very low.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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