Rose the Mountain Lion Finds a Home
We've been following the story of Rose, a juvenile mountain lion that was found starving in the mountains of California. She was taken to the Oakland Zoo rescue and rehab department, where veterinarians and staff fought for her survival. That was back in April. Rose was later joined by a rescued male mountain lion they named Sage. They both made a good recovery from their ordeal of being orphaned too young, and have been taken to their new permanent home at The Living Desert, a wildlife park in Palm Desert, California. -via Zooborns#mountainlion #cougar #rescue #rose
Ring Video Shows Mountain Lion Transfixed by its Own Image
A mountain lion in Big Bear California was captured on video by a home's Ring camera. The video was taken at about 4 am. At first the mountain lion is startled by its own reflection. Soon, however, the lion becomes entranced by what it sees.According to KTLA, the home owner thought the video was a must share. While mountain lions are common among the foothills and mountains of the San Bernadino National Forest, it is not often one is seen staring at its own reflection. What was the mountain lion thinking? Maybe he was thinking he looked like one cool cat. #mountainlion #cat #california
Rose the Mountain Lion Making Progress
A couple of weeks ago, we told you the story of Rose, an emaciated mountain lion cub brought to the Oakland Zoo. You might be wondering how she's doing. The zoo took the video above a week ago, which shows Rose still a bit scruffy and reticent, but she had gained four pounds in a week! Now, after another week, Rose is looking much better.
Orphaned Mountain Lion Cub Found Starving
Hikers in the Thornewood Open Space Preserve in San Mateo, California, reported seeing a small mountain lion all alone. Officials from the MidPeninsula Open Space District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife spent five days trying to find the cat, and finally were able to spot and capture the cub now named Rose. They took her to the Oakland Zoo, which has a wildlife rescue and rehab department. Rose was estimated to be four to five months old, and weighed only 8.8 pounds. A cub that age should weigh about 30 pounds! Mountain lion cubs normally stay with their mothers for two years, so it was obvious that Rose was an orphan. She was dehydrated, riddled with fleas and ticks, and had a low red blood cell count. The cub was given IV fluids and cat formula by bottle, and has even eaten some meat. Zoo veterinarians are guardedly optimistic about her chances for recovery. Read more about Rose at ZooBorns.#mountainlion #cougar #orphan #wildlife #rescue #puma #Rose
California Mountain Lion Surprises Neighbors When it Decides to go for a Swim in the Lake
A big mountain lion was seen walking around Lake Mission Viejo, California, residents’ yard and eventually went for a dip in the lake.Valerie Strowski said a loud thud outside her lakeside home around 1:20 am woke her up and when her husband checked their surveillance camera, they saw the big cat.“Saw it looking in the water and I thought there’s no way, there’s no way it’s going to do this — but I had a really weird feeling it was — and it dove into the water,” Strowski said.
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