Rescuers Saved an Orphaned Baby Cougar's Life, After a Month Alone

Animal conservationists took action to save a cougar kitten who had lost its mother, but not after the kitten had proven its survival instincts during a month it spent alone. The kitten's mother had been hit by a car, which is why Sgt. Jeff Tyre and officer Ron LeBlanc of the Conservation Officer Service (COS) felt comfortable stepping in.


"Sometimes you wonder if you should let nature take its course," Jeff said, "but nature wasn't what hit his mother on the road so we will step in, it's our responsibility."

Cougar cubs usually stay with their mothers for two years, while they learn to hunt and survive. So "the fact that he survived for a month on his own in the wild at this stage in his life is a miracle in itself," said Greater Vancouver Zoo animal care manager Menita Prasad.

The conservationists Jeff and Ron cared for the kitten after they first caught it, until the zoo was able to take him in. Once he made it to the zoo, specialists were able to assess his health needs: the cub had frostbite damage to the tips of his ears, sores on his hind limbs, and he was underweight and dehydrated. But he had made it to the place where they could provide the best care—and that's what he got. With fluid therapy and antibiotics, the kitten started his recovery.

Many orphaned and abandoned animals make their home at the Greater Vancouver Zoo, which puts emphasis on conservation. You can learn more about the zoo on their website.

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