Adorable Mountain Lion Cubs Arrive at Colorado Zoo
These three orphaned cubs were rescued in Washington state and arrived in their new home at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo this week.
It just doesn’t get cuter than this. These three mountain lion cubs are six-weeks old and have just arrived at their new home at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs on Tuesday night. They were rescued by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFL) after a human-wildlife conflict left them orphaned following their mother’s death.
The three cubs consist of two males and one female and have yet to be named, but word is that they are settling into their new home nicely!
Check out this video of the cubs posted by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo!
This isn’t the first litter of mountain lion cubs that have been rescued and sent to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, either. Back in 2006, a litter was rescued from Wyoming. We have since come to know them as Tocho, Motega, Yum, and Kaya. Unfortunately, the three males from that litter (Tocho, Motega, and Yum) have since passed away and Kaya, the one female of her litter is the lone, remaining mountain lion. Kaya is now blind and aging, and lacking company. According to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the hope is that after the new cubs have recieved a clean bill of health, they can be introduced to Kaya in a safe, controlled manner and she can help to raise them to be proper mountain lions in the Rocky Mountain Wild.
Until then, “While the cubs are in quarantine, they’ll receive vaccinations and veterinary checks to ensure they’re ready to explore their new home in Rocky Mountain Wild,” said the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.