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.