PORTLAND -- The Oregon Zoo has taken in three cougar cubs orphaned after their mother was killed by a hunter in Baker City.
According to the Baker City Herald, the hunter mistakenly killed the lactating mother, but followed her tracks when he realized the mistake and took in the orphans.
Baker City Herald: Three cougar kittens rescued
The two-week-old kittens were then taken in by keeper Michelle Schireman, who has found homes for more than 100 orphaned cougar cubs in her 18 years at the Oregon Zoo, said zoo spokesman Hova Najarian.
The cubs will remain at the zoo until they're big enough to make the journey to a zoo in North Carolina, Najarian said.