Orphaned mountain lions arrive in Central Ohio

Orphaned mountain lions arrive in Central Ohio

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POWELL, Ohio (WCMH)–The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium stories that three orphaned mountain lions have safely and securely built their way to their new property in Powell, Ohio.

The cubs were rescued by firefighters in September. You can read through about their journey to Central Ohio right here.

Named “Captain Cal” by the Cal Hearth firefighters who identified him limping down a burned-out street in Redding on September 30, 2020, the seriously burned orphaned mountain lion cub is now absolutely recovered, 47 times soon after he was initially rushed to Oakland Zoo’s veterinary medical center by the California Office of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW). With surgical treatment, antibiotics, supportive fluids, discomfort treatment, hand feedings, everyday bandage changes, and round-the-clock treatment, he is prepared to make the journey to his new residence at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio sometime inside the coming weeks. Captain Cal will be joined by two (unrelated to him) feminine cubs also orphaned by the California wildfires and rehabilitated by Oakland Zoo’s veterinary group.

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