Oakland Zoo takes in 2 more orphaned mountain lion cubs rescued from Northern California wildfire

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Sunday, October 11, 2020
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The Oakland Zoo says both new mountain lion cubs are females, and will soon be introduced to the first rescued cub, Captain Cal.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The Oakland Zoo has taken in two more mountain lion cubs.

The Zoo says in a twitter post they lost their mother in the Zogg Fire - the same fire that orphaned Captain Cal and burned his paws.

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Captain Cal is the first Mountain Lion the zoo took in. The Zoo tweeted Captain Cal likely has some fire-related damage to his skin, and some parasites.

Thankfully, Captain Cal remains bright and active, and has a great appetite despite his injuries, the zoo said.

Both females cubs will be introduced to Captain Cal soon.

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