If they had been U.S. citizens, they would have simply finished their sentences and gone home.
Bounchan Keola has asked for a pardon from his prison sentence, showing that he has changed for the better and that his service to the state battling wildfires should count for something.
A biologist with the Wildlife Disaster Network described the big cat's journey as the "ultimate success story".
Colorado broke the record for its largest wildfires on record twice this season, with the top fire burning over 203,520 acres.
Mandatory evacuations are underway in some parts as wildfires continue to spread.
Snow is falling in parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota today, but something is a little unusual about the color of the snow.