Treat Yourself With This Adorable Footage Of Baby Mountain Lions Learning To Walk

USATODAY_AnimalkindPublished: April 3, 2018
Published: April 3, 2018

These two adorable baby mountain lions have just recently started learning how to walk at the Wildlife World Zoo in Litchfield Park, Arizona. With its whiskers stained with formula, one of these two cubs wiggles and stumbles around their enclosure, literally trying to find its feet, while the other is getting its meal. The cubs are just a few weeks old and still have to be bottle fed.

These big cats used to be found all across the United States. But the sad news is that their number has decreased significantly. That is why the caregivers at the Wildlife World ZOO try their hardest to provide these kittens with the best possible care.

The two kitties were born on March 16 and visitors were invited to come out and see the native newborns on display in the nursery. The director of media relations at Wildlife World Zoo said that the babies need round-the-clock care and meat will be introduced to their diet over the following weeks.

They might not look like the mountain lion we know, all covered in their dark spots. These marking will fade during their first year. They are some of the most adaptable creatures in the Western Hemisphere, able to adapt to almost any type of habitat from desert shrub, to swamps and grasslands, even in the mountain forest.

Historically, mountain lions could be found from the East to the West coast and from Alaska to the southern tip of South America. Due to rapid growth of modernization, there has been decline in prey and significant loss of habitat for these magnificent creatures.

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