• Short Summary

    North America's first and only home-produced white cougar cuber mountain lion--was born in a zoo near San Diego, California, on Monday (20 October).

  • Description

    North America's first and only home-produced white cougar cuber mountain lion--was born in a zoo near San Diego, California, on Monday (20 October).

    Just twenty-four hours later, this historic bundle of white fur, named Cleo by her fond keepers, faced the television cameras for the first time...a star at the tender age of one day.

    Cleo's proud father, Caesar--a South American cougar--is no stranger to television stardom himself. He has taken part in a number of animal documentaries and adventure series for United States' television.

    The cub's mother, Gigi, has had trouble with her young in the past. She has been unable to produce enough milk to feed her offspring. Zoo officials say that the problems are less this time...and that both mother and cub are doing well.

    But until Gigi can produce enough natural milk to take over Cleo's feeding needs completely, the cub is being reared on a special mixture of feline formula and goat's milk.

    It is essential that the young cub--like all young animals--absorbs sufficient antibodies from her mother's milk within a few days after birth. Otherwise her chances of survival are weak...and the mortality rate among cougars is high even when there is enough natural milk available.

    But zoo officials rate Cleo's chances as high as possible. They are taking every precaution to ensure that she survives to become North America's only full-grown white mountain lion.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABE64K89RLSL9D1WCVV7WT71ZE
    Media URN:
    VLVABE64K89RLSL9D1WCVV7WT71ZE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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