Orphaned mountain lion cubs find new home at Oakland Zoo


OAKLAND, Calif. - Recently three separate orphaned mountain lion cubs have been rescued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and have found sanctuary at the Oakland Zoo.

According to the Oakland Zoo, a third cub who is thought to be about 6-8 weeks of age recently arrived at the zoo near death.

The orphaned cub was found in El Dorado County Dec. 21. A couple spotted the cub and noticed she had stayed in the same spot for hours. They noticed she was weak so they contacted authorities. 

The cub's starvation was so bad that her body had started to consume its own muscle mass. 

According to the zoo after six days of non-stop IV fluids and round-the-clock bottle feedings, the cub ...