Mountain lion rescued from wildfire has first playdate with sister cubs at Oakland Zoo

OAKLAND (KGO) -- An orphaned mountain lion cub just had his first play date with two sister mountain lions.

They are all orphans who were rescued from the Zogg Fire in Shasta County.

A CAL FIRE firefighter found Captain Cal wandering alone with with severe burns on his paws.

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California Fish & Game brought him to the Oakland Zoo for treatment.

The sisters were found a couple of week later without their mother but otherwise in good condition.



The three cubs were put into the same pen for the first time this week.

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The zoo called it a "heartwarming hit."

The zoo says the cubs can't be released back into the wild.

But they will have each other until a permanent home can be found.

This image shows a mountain lion cub rescued from a wildfire in Shasta County, Calif. in September 2020.

This image shows a mountain lion cub rescued from a wildfire in Shasta County, Calif. in September 2020.

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The three cubs met for the first time this week and the Oakland Zoo called it a "heartwarming hit."
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