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The pride of Arizona: Once-orphaned mountain lion cub to call Out of Africa home


PHOENIX — A once-orphaned mountain lion cub who was rescued by Arizona Game and Fish officials will now have a new place to call home: a northern Arizona wildlife park.

The cub that was rescued near Sells, Arizona, will now have Out of Africa Wildlife Park to permanently call home, according to a recent press release.

Before it was housed at the wildlife park, the cub was temporarily placed at the Adobe Mountain Wildlife Facility in Phoenix.

The cub’s new home was cemented after Chairman Edward Manual of the Tohono O’Odham Nation permitted the transfer of the cub on April 29.

According to the release, releasing the cub into the wild was not an option because young mountain lions typically rely on their mothers to learn survival skills up until they are 18-months-old.

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