Among the heartbreaking pictures of Californian wildfires, the rescue of a mountain lion cub from the Zogg fire is giving hope to everyone. The cub was saved by the officials of CAL FIRE, reports CNN.
The cub is quite young and officials assume he is about three to four weeks old. He had sustained some serious burns on his paws and had lost a lot of his fur to the fire. Further tests have revealed that he had not sustained any long term damage to his lungs from inhaling fire smoke however there are some signs of irritation in eyes.
The cub is believed to be an orphan and is currently a guest at Oakland Zoo. The cub was relocated to the zoo from California Department of Fish and Wildlife which is already taking care of a number of animals displaced due to wildfires.
Usually, lion cubs spend first few years of life with their mothers who train them in tracking and hunting as well as keep them safe from other predators, this orphan lion cub is likely to remain in the zoo.
The cub is believed to be making a healthy recovery at the zoo. In s similar incident an adult bear was by rescued by the Redding Police who announced the news in a Facebook post.
California wildfire Updates
“Since the beginning of the year, there have been over 8,100 wildfires that have burned over 3.9 million acres in California. Currently, over 96,000 residents are evacuated across the state. Sadly, yesterday it was announced that another victim was found on the Zogg Fire, bringing the total number of fatalities statewide to 30. Also, over 7,500 structures have been destroyed.” As reported by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) on October 1.