Four years ago, the Wildlife Investigations Lab was involved in caring for two mountain lion cubs that had been victims of abuse at the hands of poachers. Now that the prosecution of the poachers has concluded, their story can be told. Many wonderful groups and individuals have been involved in this case, from the care of these lions to the legal prosecution of the offenders. Please follow the links below for their story details.
Caring for Kuma and Kyla, a permanent home – Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue
Caring for the cubs and pursuing the poachers – Department of Fish and Game Report
Prosecuting the poachers – Napa Deputy District Attorney’s Report