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02/25/2014 01:44 pm ET | Updated Feb 25, 2014

Rescued Cougar Cubs Thriving After Being Orphaned By A Hunter (VIDEO)

If you're looking for your daily dose of uplifting mixed with cute and cuddly, then look no further. The Oregon Zoo has posted video of three new additions to their animal family in the form of a trio of rescued cougar orphans.

According to the Oregon Zoo, the cubs were found dehydrated and hungry after they were "orphaned in eastern Oregon last month when their mother was shot by a hunter." Now, after five weeks of nourishment and care, they are thriving and will be transported to a permanent home in North Carolina in early March.

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