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Orphaned mountain lion cubs rescued in Half Moon Bay neighborhood

Orphaned mountain lion cubs rescued in Half Moon Bay neighborhood
A young mountain lion is captured with a net by California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials outside a house in Half Moon Bay. (California Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Two mountain lion cubs found in a Half Moon Bay neighborhood were picked up this week, authorities said.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a tweet that its personnel rescued the animals and took them to the Oakland Zoo for treatment.

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The cubs were wandering through residential neighborhoods and were malnourished, dehydrated and covered in ticks, with lesions on their bodies, SF Gate reported.

Wildlife officials said they think one of the mountain lions got into a fight with a skunk, given a deep wound on his nose.

The Oakland Zoo said the cubs, probably orphaned siblings, are receiving treatment for their wounds.

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