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Bear Cub With Burnt Paws Rescued From Colorado Wildfire

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- 263 days ago -
An orphaned bear cub suffered painful burns to her paws in one of the half-dozen significant wildfires scorching Colorado, but she is being nursed back to health, state officials said Friday. It was an encouraging bit of news amid an extreme drought


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MmAway M (522)
Friday June 29, 2018, 11:31 pm
"The injured bear cub is 4 or 5 months and weighed just 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) when she was rescued.

Firefighters spotted her wandering alone in a burned-over area north of Durango last week. They notified wildlife officials on June 22 because there was no sign of her mother. It's not clear how the mother and cub became separated.

Wildlife officers found the cub in a tree and immobilized her with a tranquilizer dart and took her to a state facility.

Sirochman, the facility's manager, said the cub's burns were severe. She's being treated with salve, bandages, antibiotics and pain medication, and is eating solid food and a liquid milk replacement."

Fires scare me more than Earthquakes living in California. Mother EARTH IS GASPING GUYS! H E L P HER!

Thank Caree thank the Lord this precious one was saved! So many are ...

Tania N (883)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 1:54 am
Thanks for sharing.

Tania N (883)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 1:55 am
Thanks for sharing.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 4:27 am

Animae C (507)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 6:24 am
Bush fires are common in Australia, it's the way the outback cleans itself & certainly there's been more due to droughts, sadly the animals do get injured, those who help them are angels!!!

Connie O (45)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 7:29 am
I so hate wild fires and worry about all the animals caught in them. Hopefully this little one will survive and thrive.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 11:34 am
Poor cub. Fires are deadly here too. I pray that the animals are safe. Thanks Caree

Veronica B (35)
Saturday June 30, 2018, 9:10 pm
Blessings to the rescuers and the bear cub!!!Thanks Caree

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday July 1, 2018, 3:56 am

SylvieBusy A (190)
Sunday July 1, 2018, 4:11 am
Blessings for the rescuers.

Raleighaway k (359)
Sunday July 1, 2018, 2:29 pm
Bless the rescuers. Hope the cubs paws heal quickly. It makes me so sad to see such a beautiful place destroyed by fire. TYFS Caree

Tina F (113)
Tuesday July 3, 2018, 1:41 am
Noted! Thanks Caree for sharing!

Connie Palladini (106)
Tuesday July 3, 2018, 3:11 pm
Thank you for sharing!!

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Thursday July 5, 2018, 2:43 pm
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