Cougar cubs rescued after hunter kills mom

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PORTLAND, OR – Remember the worst part of the movie “Bambi”? The same heart-wrenching thing happened to a few newborn cougar cubs in Oregon, but just like Bambi this story also has a happy ending.

The hunter, who is a retired wildlife biologist, said he didn’t realize the cougar he was hunting had cubs until it was too late. He was able to trace the tracks to find the three little guys in their den and get them to the Oregon Zoo.

The trio will be shipped off to their permanent home at a North Carolina zoo once they’re stronger.