An orphaned black mountain lion cub seen by visitors in San Francisco has been brought to the Oakland Zoo, where animals call him “Rose” and are trying to feed him. health.
Preliminary reports indicate that Rose did not eat during the week. Alex Herman, president of the zoo’s Veterinary Services, said in a statement Tuesday. The baby, estimated to be about five months old, weighed only 8.8 pounds (4 kilograms). The girl should weigh about 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms).
“She was very small. To survive, her body used its own flesh,” Herman said. The child also had very dry water, “and its temperature was too low to be read.”
Hikers first saw Rose at the Thornewood Open Space Preserve in San Mateo County and reported the sighting to officials, who sent a team of biologists and animal officials to search for the cub. The search took five days.
After a day of treatment, Rose was treated for treatment. She had fluids and cleansing fluids in her blood and was fed small bottles of formula several times a day.
“We were able to tell him he was a feisty spirit and life was clear, and we were thankful for that,” Herman said.
Rose is the 18th orphaned Oakland Zoo mountain lion cub to be acquired and rehabilitated from the state since 2017, zoo officials said. Three of the 18, Coloma, Toro, and Silverado, still live at the Oakland Zoo.
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