Cougar Cub Orphaned in Alberta Finds New Home at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo

Cougar Cub Orphaned in Alberta Finds New Home at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo

By The Canadian Press

Cougar Cub
An orphaned cougar cub has found a new home at Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park Zoo. (CALGARY WILDLIFE REHABILITATION SOCIETY)

WINNIPEG — A baby cougar orphaned in Calgary has found a new home.

The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society says the cougar was dropped off at its centre last month, after being found alone in the snow.

The society says cougars can’t be raised in captivity then released back into the wild.

So they had the option of keeping the female cub in captivity, releasing her into the wild, or putting it down.

Officials say a home has been found at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg.

She was transferred there earlier this week.

(CHQR)

CP - The Canadian Press

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