Pregnant cougar found, but loses cubs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

POINCIANA, Fla. (AP) - A pregnant cougar that got away from
handlers in Osceola County has returned home.

The cougar, named Sierra, escaped Saturday while being
transported to a cage for a trip to the veterinarian near
Poinciana. When Sierra returned on Sunday, Florida Fish and
Wildlife officials say the cougar was in labor.

Jungle Adventures, which has the permit to keep the cat, says
Sierra was not successful in giving birth, and she was later
spayed.

Sierra had had an unsuccessful pregnancy in the past, and the
owners were hoping to avoid similar problems with a Cesarean
section.


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