Fauna

Burbank lion cubs now in the Inland Empire

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The cub called Leno. Photo by Martha Benedict/SoCal Wild.

You may remember the two hungry mountain lion cubs that were extracted from under a car in Burbank in 2011 — saved from starvation and from curious residents who were poking at them with broomsticks. After some time at rescue centers in Calabasas and in Central California, the lions are now at a Riverside sanctuary run by the Animazonia Wildlife Foundation. They are the only big cats currently at the sanctuary, says SoCal Wild, which catches up to the cougars' saga and posts some video of Leno and Olive in captivity.



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