- Associated Press - Friday, June 15, 2018

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - Two orphaned mountain lions that were rescued as cubs in the state of Washington are now on display in a New Jersey zoo.

Tacoma and Chinook were only three weeks old when their mother was killed nine months ago. The Record reports they have a new home at the Bergen County Zoo in Paramus, where they have grown into big cats - and they are now moving to the mountain lion exhibit after a winter indoors.

Zoo Director Mari Vella says the lions presented a unique challenge for staff when they arrived in September. Vella says this was the first time in her 30-year career that staff had to nurse a baby animal.

The exhibit featuring the lion brothers opened earlier in June.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com

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