Fragile Baby Mountain Lion Pulled From Raging Wildfire
A young mountain lion is fighting for his life after rescuers were lucky enough to find him among the rubble and ruins of California's rampant wildfires.
The 3- to 4-month-old cub was found early last week, underweight and singed from the flames.
Even his paws were burned, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) sprung into action to help the ailing cub.
"The young cat was walking but appeared to be emaciated and injured. The volunteers were able to capture it without much difficulty," the CDFW said.
The cub is being carefully monitored as he recovers, but he will probably not be able to return to the wild, the CDFW said on Facebook, due to the extent of his injuries.
"CDFW staff are hopeful it will make a full recovery and be a candidate for permanent placement in a wildlife care and education facility," CDFW stated.
Vicious wildfires in California have claimed lives of people and animals and destroyed 1,000 homes . But some survivors are emerging as signs of hope . Learn how you can help wildfire survivors here.
And if you find an animal in distress, call your regional office of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.