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OMG BABY COUGARS!!! And A Little About the AZA!


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, cougars, cubs, orphaned )

Cher Away
- 280 days ago - observationdeck.io9.com
These cougar cubs, all siblings, all female, were orphaned in Oregon and were cared for at the Oregon Zoo's veterinary department until they could be found homes at other facilities.



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Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 11:19 am
They are just so cute!
 

Roseann D. (178)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 11:22 am
And their mother was killed...how? Hit by a car? A hunter? More humans screwing up the ecosystem and these cats lives.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 11:41 am
:o) AAWWEE ( was leaving off the "Z" intentional? ;))
 

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:18 pm

Life can be so cruel.
 

GGmaSheila D. (163)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 1:14 pm
Adorable, and off to a rocky start in life. So glad they were saved.
 

A F. (130)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 1:46 pm
Very cute, too bad about the situation though. :(
 

Christeen Anderson (467)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 2:02 pm
They are adorable. Thank you.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 2:52 pm
Life....what can I say?
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 3:54 pm
Noted. Beautiful photos. So they wold usually only stay with their mom until they loose their spots, about 2 years. It is very sad that they will never learn the skills to be on their own and will have to remain in captivity.
Thank You Cher.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 5:59 pm
I especially appreciated the explanatory notes about the AZA!

I know many of you are rabidly anti-zoo because you know NOTHING about modern zoos, the AZA, accreditation processes, etc.

We ARE all on the same side! And these babies will grow up to educate and sensitize children and adults.
 

Dale O. (193)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 8:23 pm
So very soft, cuddly and adorable plus!
 

Ana R (220)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 2:38 am
Beautiful little miracle♥
Blessed be.
 

Barbara D. (95)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 4:52 am
Sometimes life deal you aces and eights. As pam w says, these babes will survive. Even with Mom, their chances aren't good in the wild.
 

June Bostock (46)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 9:11 am
So cute.
 

Sara P. (57)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 11:05 am
I hope that this wonderful creatures will have a happy and long life somewhere! Thanks Cher.
 

Teresa Fazackerley (327)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 11:46 am
very cute
 

Rhonda B. (104)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 11:49 am
very cute :0
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (182)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 11:58 am
jakie piękne kociątka, szkoda, że straciły matkę
 
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