Orphaned Cougars Rescued

by Rebecca on October 3, 2010

in Animal Pictures,Animal Videos,Cute Animal Pictures

From the Naked Capitalism blog http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2010/10/links-10310.html: 

 The Oregon Zoo recently provided a temporary home for twin orphaned cougar cubs while they recuperated from malnutrition and dehydration. The cubs were transferred last week to their permanent home at the Western North Carolina Nature Center. According to Oregon Zoo keepers, the “cute and vocal” brothers have a close bond that has helped them recover from “a rough start to life.” “As a conservation organization, it’s important for us to take a leadership role in finding homes for orphaned animals,” said Kim Smith, zoo director. “These guys really needed our help.”

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Baby cougars can’t live in the wild without their mothers, so zoos offer the orphans’ only chance for survival.” Schireman was able to quickly place the 10-week-old cubs. “There are a lot of zoos around the country that would be thrilled to provide a home for a cougar, and the nature center was at the top of the waiting list when ODFW contacted me about these cubs,” Schireman said. “I’m really pleased that the brothers now have a permanent home where they can live together.”


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