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California mountain lion orphan nursed back to health

Posted October 9, 2020 10:03 a.m. EDT
Updated October 9, 2020 10:04 a.m. EDT

This undated photo provided by the San Diego Humane Society shows an orphan mountain lion cub that was dying when firefighters found her in Southern California being nursed back to health at the society's Project Wildlife enter in Ramona, Calif. The society says the starving, severely dehydrated and nearly unconscious cub was 12 weeks old when she was found in September 2020 near Idyllwild. Over five weeks her weight has doubled to 22 pounds. The society plans to send the cub to a permanent home at a qualified wildlife facility. (San Diego Humane Society via AP)

— An orphan mountain lion cub that was dying when firefighters found her in Southern California is being nursed back to health.

Starving, severely dehydrated and nearly unconscious, the cub was 12 weeks old when she was found in September near Idyllwild, the San Diego Humane Society said in a Facebook posting with photos and video.

Taken to the organization's Project Wildlife center in Ramona, where over five weeks her weight has doubled to 22 pounds (9.9 kilograms).

The society plans to send the cub to a permanent home at a qualified wildlife facility.

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