ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The feline population at the ABQ BioPark Zoo recently grew by two, with the addition of a juvenile and an adult mountain lion.
A male cub named Larabee was discovered in the backyard of a home on Larabee Street in a Nebraska town. A dead female mountain lion, believed to be the cub’s mother, was later found in the area.
The cub was cared for initially by the home’s occupants and later turned over to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, which transferred the animal to Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. The ABQ BioPark Zoo received the cub from the Omaha zoo.