Langley arrived with her siblings Carlo and Noah in 2009. Sadly, there were five very young siblings whose mother had been shot by a bow hunter in Wyoming. When the hunter got too close to the cougar den where they were living, he was confronted by an adult female. He killed her in self-defense.
Moments later, the hunter heard the cubs and realized why this cougar had been so defensive. Thankfully, he did the right thing by bringing the cubs to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
They determined the cubs could not be rehabilitated or released. We agreed to take in three females from this orphaned group while another facility would take in the two males.
Instead, we were surprised to learn we’d received two males and one female. Such is rescue, you have to stay flexible and deal with circumstances you can’t predict.
These three cubs were named by supporters through a special auction held during our annual Jungle Boogie gala – female Langley and males Noah and Carlo.
Life at the Sanctuary
We were able to successfully merge Langley, Noah and Carlo with two other orphaned cougar cubs we’d rescued, Andre (from British Columbia) and Donoma (from Montana). We called them “The 5 Wild” and they lived in one of our largest habitats with tons of room to roam.
Though Langley was the only female of the group, she’s been a very confident, strong-willed girl. She doesn’t mind being off on her own, napping in her favorite shady spots. She has more places than we can count to hide out, whether it’s under her trees, in the tall grass or in a cave, she’s able to disappear like a wild born. Thankfully, she does come out for feeding without a problem.
Langley’s brother Carlo passed in 2022, as did companion Andre. Langley continues to enjoy the companionship of her brother Noah and Donoma.
When we rescued another wild born family of three orphaned cougars, they moved into a habitat next door to Langley. They’re affectionately called “The 3-Wild.” This group of siblings consists of two boys, Quincy and Tacoma, along with their sister Rainier. Langley’s become quite curious about them.
Though we wish Langley could’ve grown up with her mother and siblings in the wild as nature intended, we’re thankful we’ve been able to provide her companionship of her own kind and a life wild at heart.
How You Can Help
Rescuing orphaned wild cats is such an expensive commitment since it means 20+ years of care. That’s why our sponsorship program is so important. It helps provide the best life possible for those we’re able to rescue.
Thank you for considering becoming Langley’s sponsor parent, or even giving a one time donation toward her care. There are buttons at the top of this page to make it very easy to do. And it’ll make such a difference for her – thank you!