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Mountain lion cubs found under Burbank car still recovering

December 22, 2011 | 10:27 am

The two malnourished cubs were rescued from under a parked car in Burbank on Tuesday.

Two malnourished mountain lion cubs found hiding under a car in Burbank are recovering at a wildlife center in Calabasas.

Burbank officials turned the cubs over to the California Wildlife Center, where they were to be joined with another litter in the hopes that they can be nursed back to health.

Some readers on Wednesday started making inquiries about how to support the wildlife center and the cubs' care, according to the Burbank Leader.

The two 5-pound cubs, which were determined to be about 10 weeks old, were rescued from underneath a car parked on Orange Grove Avenue on Tuesday morning after some residents reportedly hit them with broomsticks in an attempt to shoo them away.

Readers took the residents to task online Wednesday morning, with some calling them mean-spirited, and one hoping they get "a lump of goal for Christmas."

The cubs likely hadn't eaten in two weeks, officials said.

Officials are unsure what happened to the mother mountain lion.

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Photo: The two malnourished cubs were rescued from under a parked car in Burbank on Tuesday. Credit: Burbank Animal Shelter

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