Posts Tagged‘cub’

A few weeks ago, a tiny Florida panther kitten was facing an uncertain future, having been abandoned by his mother. A team of biologists from Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rescued the week-old cub at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge in Collier County in mid-January. They discovered the kitten while conducting research. The 1-pound male kitten had a dangerously low body temperature and was nonresponsive.

“We want to give any panther kitten the best opportunity to survive in the wild,” said FWC veterinarian Dr. Mark Cunningham. “But clearly this kitten was in poor condition and almost certainly would have died without intervention.”

Biologists transported the kitten to the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida in Naples, where veterinarians and staff performed life-saving measures.

Today the little panther kitten has gotten much stronger and has been transferred to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo to receive rehabilitation. He is well on his way to a full recovery.

A tiny week-old panther kitten was facing an uncertain future, having been abandoned by his mother. A team of biologists rescued the little cub and brought him back to life.

Rescued Florida Panther Kitten

They discovered the kitten while conducting research.

Rescued Florida Panther Kitten

The 1-pound male kitten had a dangerously low body temperature and was nonresponsive.

Rescued Florida Panther Kitten

Veterinarians and staff  at the Animal Specialty Hospital of Florida in Naples performed life-saving measures.

Rescued Florida Panther Kitten

Today the little panther kitten has gotten much stronger and has been transferred to Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo to receive rehabilitation.

Rescued Florida Panther Kitten

He is well on his way to a full recovery.

Rescued Florida Panther Kitten

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Photos by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

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Meet Berani, a 6-week-old Malayan male tiger cub and Dumai, a 7-week-old Sumatran cub from Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. They are having their first Halloween and playtime with pumpkins.

These beautiful tiger cubs are critically endangered in today’s world. “The world populations of Sumatran and Malayan tigers have dwindled into the low hundreds. Fewer than 300 Sumatran tigers live in the wild; only an estimated 500 Malayan tigers remain on their native peninsula,” according to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

A rare white lion cub was adopted by a dog in Germany. The little cub was “rejected shortly after birth by his mother,” Daily Mail reported.

Lejon the Pointer mix took to the 3-week-old lion cub Jojo and the two became inseparable ever since.

“After days of treatment we were not sure wether the mother would accept her baby.
‘So for safety reasons we are handraising and bottle feeding. I am glad that Jojo has found something like a step father and step brother in my playful and loving pointer-mongrel Lejon,” said Park worker Jeanette Wurms via Daily Mail.

“The dog is very patient. Jojo scrambles all over him, jumps on his head… But he doesn’t mind – he’s a very patient surrogate,” Wurms added via Daily Mail.

Jojo the white lion cub

cute white lion cub

cute white lion cub

Jojo and Lejon, love at first sight

cute white lion cub and dog

cute white lion cub and dog

cute white lion cub and dog

Stepfather and son

cute white lion cub and dog

Source: Daily Mail.

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Anjana, a chimpanzee who takes care of wild feline cubs at the Institute of Greatly Endangered Species in South Carolina, adopted Mitra and Shiva, two baby white tigers who survived a hurricane and were separated from their mother. The two year old chimp is providing the orphan cubs cuddles and affection they need from a mother.

Besides tigers, Anjana has raised both lions and leopards. Her zoo keeper China York has Anjana assist her to care for the tigers, bottle feed them milk and accompany and play with them constantly. Anjana picks up cub raising tricks from her zoo keeper, mimicking how China looks after the cubs and does the same things to the baby big cats himself. Monkey see, monkey do.

The bond between Anjana and the cubs is fascinating. They are inseparable. Even though big cats play rough, Anjana has really thick skin which protects her from getting hurt. In fact, chimps are stronger than these cubs, so it is a no brainer for Anjana to jump in to help and provide a plethora of motherly love to these precious orphan cat babies.