Back in September, near Idyllwild, South California, firefighters found an orphaned 12-week-old mountain lion cub. The cub was severely dehydrated and starving, she weighed just 11 pounds, and she was hanging by a thread.
The poor baby probably got separated from her mom during the forest fires that raged in the area. But, she was lucky enough to be found by kind firefighters who immediately took her to the San Diego Humane Society.
She received the best possible care there, and now she is a thriving young mountain lion. It’s amazing how different she looks after five weeks in good hands.
The San Diego Humane Society posted the story on Facebook. “Firefighters found a starving and severely dehydrated 12-week-old mountain lion cub near Idyllwild in September.
Nearly unconscious and weighing less than 11 pounds when she arrived at our Ramona Campus, the young cub has needed medications and fluids daily.”
“After five weeks of Project Wildlife’s specialized care, the cub’s health has greatly improved and she is now 22 pounds! Soon, she’ll move to her permanent home at a qualified wildlife facility,” the San Diego Humane Society stated.