SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – An orphaned and emaciated mountain lion cub spotted by hikers in the San Francisco area has been taken to the Auckland Zoo, where vets have named it “Rose” and are trying to cure it.
An initial inspection revealed that Rose had not eaten for several weeks, the zoo said in a statement on Tuesday. The baby, estimated to be about five months old, weighs just 8.8 pounds. The average baby her age should weigh about 30 pounds.
Tourists first spotted Rose at the Thornwood Open Space Preserve in San Mateo County and reported the location to authorities who found the cub after five days of searching.
The emaciated mountain lion cub was rescued and treated at Auckland Zoo