Orphaned mountain lion cub nursed back to health at Oakland Zoo

By saving animals we save the Earth also. By caring for them we care for our surroundings too. An orphaned lion cub was recently nursed back to the Oakland Zoo.

Hikers in San Mateo, California, had spotted the little mountain lion cub lying alone and reported it to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The little bun was taken to teh vet where she was estimated as 4 or 5 months old. The poor cub was dehydrated and coverd with ticks and fleas. The vets came to teh coclusion that she hadn’t eaten for several weeks as she weighed only 8.8 pounds instead of weighing 30 pounds at this age. She was named Rose.

The life of Rose changed from that day on as her caretakers from Oakland Zoon were too kind. They bottlefed her with special formula and even fed her with a spoon. She got love and attention that she needed for sonner treatment. But the poor cub also needed blood transfusion. Fortunately, the staff found a lion named Silverado which the best match for Rose.

Soon Rose got better after this blood transfusion but she wasn’t able to live i the wild yet. The caretakers promised to find a peoper place for her either in teh zoo or in a wildlife preserve.