Orphaned mountain lions arrive in Central Ohio

Posted: Dec 3, 2020 / 04:25 PM EST / Current: Dec 4, 2020 / 04:22

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POWELL, Ohio (WCMH)–The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium studies that 3 orphaned mountain lions have securely manufactured their way to their new residence in Powell, Ohio.

The cubs were rescued by firefighters in September. You can study about their journey to Central Ohio listed here.

Named “Captain Cal” by the Cal Fire firefighters who found him limping down a burned-out road in Redding on September 30, 2020, the severely burned orphaned mountain lion cub is now thoroughly recovered, 47 times immediately after he was first rushed to Oakland Zoo’s veterinary hospital by the California Section of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW). With surgical procedures, antibiotics, supportive fluids, soreness medication, hand feedings, day by day bandage variations, and round-the-clock care, he is completely ready to make the journey to his new residence at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio someday within the coming weeks. Captain Cal will be joined by two (unrelated to him) woman cubs also orphaned by the California wildfires and rehabilitated by Oakland Zoo’s veterinary team.

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