St. Louis Zoo adds two orphaned Pumas

Two new pumas arrive at St. Louis Zoo
Photo credit courtesy St. Louis Zoo

Big Cat Country at the St. Louis Zoo is getting two new residents.

The Zoo says Russet and Yukon are a female-and-male sibling pair that were saved as cubs. They were found in the wilds of Idaho after being orphaned. Afterwards, they spent many years living at Elmwood Park Zoo. Yukon is the female and Russet is the male.

The Zoo explains Pumas also are known as cougars and mountain lions. They live throughout North America and South America, and they are top predators.

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