Henry Doorly Zoo assistant supervisor Tim Jones, left, and
supervisor Christie Kurka, right, help hold an anesthetized
mountain lion while senior zoo veterinarian Doug Armstrong, center,
operates to remove three gunshot pellets from its left hind hip and
thigh. The 80-pound mountain lion, captured Wednesday near a busy
freeway in an Omaha, Neb., neighborhood, was first shot by a
tranquilizer dart and then hit by a shotgun blast when it lunged at
a police officer.