(Toledo,OH) The Toledo Zoo is taking in three orphan cougar cubs from the Pacific Northwest.
The female cougar cubs came to the Glass City over the weekend from Washington state, where human-wildlife contact caused the need for a new home. The public will be able to see them bottle-fed for the first time this weekend, but for now, the cougar cubs are staying at the zoo's on-site hospital.
Columbia and Cascade are three-week-old, three-and-a-half-pound siblings. Rainier is a bit older and bigger, about ten weeks old and ten pounds.
Also known as mountain lions or pumas, cougars used to roam Ohio, but don't exist anymore in the Buckeye state.