Published On: Tue, Nov 1st, 2016

Two jaguar cubs rescued in Campeche to be released into wild

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Animal welfare activists and authorities in Campeche rescued two jaguar cubs found on their own in a farm field near the Calakmul nature reserve, which is also home to a Mayan ruin site.

The AP reported the two female cubs were found Oct. 5. It was not clear if their mother had died or abandoned them.

Both cubs weighed about 1.3 pounds (600 grams) and showed symptoms of severe dehydration. They have since grown to about 3.3 pounds (1.5 kilograms).

A local resident found two abandoned jaguar cubs in a field in Calakmul, Campeche. (PHOTO: sipse.com)

A local resident found two abandoned jaguar cubs in a field in Calakmul, Campeche. (PHOTO: sipse.com)



Mexico’s commission for natural protected areas said Monday Oct. 31 that it turned the cubs over to experts from two private groups that will raise them with minimal human contact. The cubs will be released back into the wild when they are 8 months old.

Source: ap.org via foxnews.com

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