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This Tiny Baby Mountain Lion Was Rescued From A Raging Wildfire Just In Time

This baby mountain lion nearly lost his life in one of California's raging wildfires. He was lucky enough to be spotted by rescuers early last week. This 3, possibly 4 month old mountain lion cub was found singed from the flames and incredibly underweight.

At 9.1 lbs, the mountain lion kitten is underweight and fragile. A state veterinarian will continue to carefully monitor its health and recovery.

Posted by California Department of Fish and Wildlife on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The male kitten is estimated to be three to four months old. It was recovered with burns and singe marks on the pads of its paws and around his face.

Posted by California Department of Fish and Wildlife on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

"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 monitored as he recovers. Sadly, because of his injuries and the fact that he's now being cared for by humans, he won't be able to return to the wild.

"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.

Wildfires in California have now claimed the lives of people and animals alike, as well as some 1,000 homes have been destroyed.Get involved with helping wildfire survivors here.

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