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Baby Mountain Lion Rescued from Butte Fire Has New Home

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RANCHO CORDOVA —

A mountain lion cub that was found in the Butte Fire burn area in Calaveras County has a new home.

The cub was rescued Sept. 13 and was recovering at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s lab in Rancho Cordova. The cub stabilized well and is making a good recovery. The injuries to his paws and eyes are healing, his appetite is increaing and bodily functions are returning to normal.

The staff is hopeful the cub will make a full recovery.

The cub is now at his new home at a permitted restricted species facility in Central California. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife did not reveal the name of the facility.

At his new home, the kitten will have access to regular veterinary care as needed and will eventually serve as an educational conservation ambassador to the public.