Orphaned cougars arrive at the zoo
Thursday, March 25 2010 @ 01:01 PM EDT
Contributed by: jkr
The male orphaned cougar is believed to be 14-months-old.
Updated: Wed Mar. 24 2010 11:15:23
Two orphaned cougars are now calling the Calgary Zoo home.
The male and female siblings arrived from the Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter in Smithers, B.C.
The 14-month-old cubs had been living there for the past nine months.
"The Calgary Zoo has often worked with Alberta Fish & Wildlife, Parks Canada, and other rescue facilities in the past to provide a sanctuary – either temporary or permanent – for orphaned and injured animals that cannot be returned to the wild," says Dr. Sandie Black, the head of veterinary services at the zoo.