OC Mountain Lion Moved to Private Zoo Near Lancaster
TRABUCO CANYON (KTLA) -- A mountain lion that sparked a park closure in Orange County has been has been moved to a private zoo north of Lancaster, where the 100-pound animal will be temporarily housed.

The mountain lion is being held in quarantine cages at the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound, in Rosamond, that specializes in breeding cats of endangered species.

The compound houses 70 different species, from the clouded leopard to the Canadian lynx.

Officials trapped the 100-pound male lion Tuesday after multiple sighting of the animal at the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in Trabuco Canyon.

Entrances to the park were shut in order to ensure public safety after a fatal mountain lion attack occurred in the park in 2004.

The lion was sedated and taken away by the Fish and Game Department, O.C. Parks spokeswoman Marisa O'Neil told KTLA.

There's no word yet on where the state Department of Fish and Game plans to house the mountain lion ultimately.

For now, he’s being treated for ticks and has three 20-foot cages to roam among.