Third Mountain Lion Cub Found
The two were taken to the Tom Thorne-Beth Williams Wildlife Research Facility near Wheatland.
The recently captured lions are on their way to the facility to be reunited with the others before being released.
The Craighead Beringia South mountain lion advocacy group advocated releasing the animals in the Jackson area — away from development but still within their territorial boundaries.
Game and Fish officials opted to set the animals loose between Lander and Rawlins.
“Our primary objective is to get these lions out of a developed area, away from people,” Gocke said. “They are very habituated to [the Cache Creek] area