International Society For Endangered Cats

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Cougar Cub Cuteness

The Oregon Zoo‘s 6-week-old cougar cub will go on exhibit Nov. 11. According to keepers, the cub is very adventurous and has adapted well to being outdoors. Like all cougars in accredited North American zoos, the location and reproductive status of Chinook, Paiute and their cub are managed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ puma population management plan. For many years, the AZA plan did not recommend breeding cougars in captivity, but that policy was recently amended because of zoos’ increased capacity to house the cats. The Oregon Zoo’s cub is the first in the country to be born under the new policy.

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