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2 Mountain Lion Cubs Captured in Burbank

The cubs were badly malnourished and had apparently not been fed by their mother in a few weeks.

Two mountain lion cubs were found hiding under a vehicle in Burbank today and were taken to the California Wildlife Station in Calabasas.

Officers from the Burbank Animal Shelter were called to a vehicle in the 600 block of East Orange Grove Avenue at 10:40 a.m. on reports of the cubs hiding under a vehicle, said Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

The cubs were badly malnourished and had apparently not been fed by their mother in a few weeks.

A Department of Fish and Game warden took the cubs to the California Wildlife Station, a small facility that tries to return wild animals to their native homes. The cubs were put with another litter, in hopes they would be accepted and cared for.

There were reports that some residents were trying to hit the cubs with brooms, according to Ryburn.

Lynn Shepodd December 21, 2011 at 04:20 AM
Thankfully someone called the authorities before the broom brigade had their way.
eric gonzalez December 21, 2011 at 02:19 PM
WTF?! Hit them with brooms!? Idiot residents that decide to live next to open land, they should be hit with brooms... The article says the cubs were huddled under a car, not snarling, bearing fangs and readying to pounce on school children
Mike Szymanski December 21, 2011 at 06:47 PM
Please remember people that these r wild animals amd should never b approached .call the help #s in the stories
Diane Hudson- Madsen December 21, 2011 at 06:54 PM
Ditto...ditto....ditto to Eric Gonzalez
Laura December 21, 2011 at 11:52 PM
Mike's right. Never approach a nitwit with a broom yourself. Call the authorities.

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