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PHOTOS: Angelenos flock to the Greek Theater to celebrate the legacy of P-22

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Thousands of people flocked to the Greek Theater on Saturday to celebrate the legacy of P-22, the mountain lion who lived in Griffith Park for more than a decade.

In an event that lasted more than three hours and was streamed online to thousands of viewers, more than four dozen speakers — including scientists, advocates, politicians and celebrities — honored the puma’s far-reaching impact on environmental advocacy and wildlife research.

Women stand during a blessing by Alan Salazar, Fernando Tataviam, Band of Mission Indians, at the

Women stand during a blessing by Alan Salazar, a Chumas and Tataviam elder.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Jennifer Johnson wearing a cougar costume attends the

Jennifer Johnson of Long Beach arrives in costume.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Brian Meredith, with the Natural History Museum's Manaer of Performing Arts, operates a string puppet of P-22.

Brian Meredith, with the Natural History Museum, operates a string puppet of P-22.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Students with San Pascual STEAM Magnet Elementary School sing there original song

Students from San Pascual STEAM Magnet Elementary School sing an original song, “P-22 We Love You,” while playing ukuleles.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Warren Dickson with 3rd Rock Hip Hop sings a song in honor of P-22 at the

Warren Dickson, right, of 3rd Rock Hip Hop, sings.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

National Geographic photographer Steve Winter holds his photo of P-22 with the Hollywood sign, at the

National Geographic photographer Steve Winter holds his photo of P-22.

(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

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