Mountain Lion Cubs Rescued in Burbank

Police received reports that residents tried to smack the two malnourished mountain lion cubs with broomsticks

Two malnourished mountain lion cubs were rescued from under a parked car in Burbank and transported to a wildlife refuge where they will recover with another litter.

A caller reported two "bobcats" hiding Tuesday morning under the car in the 600 block of East Orange Grove Avenue. Animal control officers responded and determined the cubs were actually mountain lion cubs that probably had not been fed in weeks.

The cubs are recovering with another litter at the Wildlife Station in Calabasas.

Police also received reports that some residents attempted to strike the cubs with brooms.

"We strongly encourage all residents to never approach a mountain lion, remain clear of the area, and contact the animal shelter or police department if any wildlife is seen in the community," Burbank police said in a news release.

The cubs weigh about 5 pounds each. They are about 10 weeks olds.

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