Three cougar kittens, two females and one male, were orphaned in January 2014 after a hunter killed their mother in Eastern Oregon. They were rescued and raised by the Oregon Zoo until they were weaned and mature enough to be transferred to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC.
Way too cute! I used to volunteer at the Oregon Zoo too Everyone always wants to keep all of the kittens that come through, but the exhibit can only comfortably fit two adult cougars Glad they like their new home!
Unfortunately I wasn't The orphaned cougars get to hang out in the hospital so they're not on view to the public. But their photographer sometimes get around to taking pictures of any cubs that come through. I did get the chance to see the one cougar cub that was born at the zoo.