Orphaned cougar kittens to arrive at NC Zoo on Monday
ASHEBORO, N.C. — Officials said a trio of orphaned cougar kittens will arrive at the North Carolina Zoo on Monday.
The animals are expected to arrive between 7 and 8 p.m. at the Landmark Aviation building.
Zoo officials said the cougars became orphans after a hunter killed their mother in Oregon last month.
Once the hunter realized the adult cougar had kittens, they were taken to the Oregon Zoo where zoo keepers helped wean the animals.
Officials said if the kittens had not been rescued they would have starved or been eaten by a predator.