Bear Cub Badly Burned In Wildfire Recovering

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WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A black-bear cub burned in a devastating Washington state wildfire is making a slow recovery at a California wildlife center.

The Wenatchee World reports the cub, named Cinder, still has third-degree burns on her paws that require new bandages every other day, and she’s still on pain medications and antibiotics. But Denise Upton, a caretaker at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, says she’s got a good appetite and has been enjoying fresh fruit and trout brought in by local fishermen.

The 37-pound bear was discovered under a horse trailer in north-central Washington’s Methow Valley, where a fire burned about 400 square miles and destroyed 300 homes. A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officer captured her, and a volunteer pilot flew Cinder to California.

Upton said it’s too soon to know if Cinder can be returned to the wild.


Information from: The Wenatchee World, http://www.wenatcheeworld.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.


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