Two Cubs Rescued From California Wildfire
The two female mountain lions were found by firemen near Redding this week action the Zogg fire in Shasta County. Wildlife experts believe the two boys could be brothers and sisters. An Oakland zoo Manager picked the Cubs at an American fish and wildlife facility on Friday.
The Cubs are cleaned and receive a medical intervention after being taken to the zoo. A video released by the zoo showed that the Cubs were wrapped in blankets and examined on a table. The little ones are fed through bottles and have to undergo an X-ray to detect signs of smoke inhalation. The boys were kept in a baby carrier and had bare teeth when approached by people.
Although the Cubs are healthy and lively, this still requires careful treatment with the veterinarians at the zoo. According to Oakland Zoo spokeswoman Isabella Linares, the Cubs can be barely a month old and motherless and can no longer survive in the wild.
Mountain Boys usually stay with their mother until the age of two, and learn to hunt and avoid predators, Linares says.
Mountain Lion Captain Cal Is In Constant Improvement
A week ago, a firemen in Shasta County rescued a mountain lion about three to four weeks old.
In collaboration with UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, the Oakland Zoo treated the boy, who was in poor condition at the time: his moustaches were sung, his paws were badly burned, and his eyes were severely irritated. But the good news was, the bear seemed to be” alert and fiery”, which is a good sign, according to a wildlife biologist in the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Vets said they were” cautiously optimistic ” that the little one was doing well.
Captain Cal’s condition has improved, although his furs are still singed and speckled. His burned legs are wrapped in gauze and tape.
The Department of Fish and wildlife will eventually house the orphaned three lions in a new facility.
The little male was named Captain Cal as the mascot cal Fire Mountain lion. Captain Cal is meant to symbolize the resilience of Californians who have fought a longer and more vicious fire this year, and the devastation caused by the California wildfire and climate change.