OAKLAND (AP) — Two orphaned mountain lion cubs discovered two weeks apart in Southern California have found a new home at the Oakland Zoo.
The Orange County Register reports the male cubs are 3-4 months old and were found 15 miles (24 kilometers) apart in a rugged area in eastern Orange County.READ MORE: Here's What You Can Expect From The $1.9 Trillion Senate Stimulus Package
Officials say the cubs’ mother may have been recently killed by a vehicle in the same area where the cubs were found.
Zoo officials say veterinarians will test the cubs to determine if they are brothers.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccine Shortage Forces Sutter Health To Reschedule Appointments
Officials say the second cub is feisty and doing well after arriving at the zoo on Monday. The other cub was described as more shy and cautious.
The cubs will be a part of a new California exhibit expected to open early next year.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Bay Ferry Officials Considering 1-Year Reduction In Fares
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