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Rescued Bear Cubs Fatten up Through Winter and Released in California Wilderness

Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care

Two rescued bear cubs, in desperate need of help, get the attention and care they needed to put on weight and be released back into the wild.

During the winter, two bear cubs were rescued in South Lake Tahoe, California.

The two cubs were rescued from different locations, and it is unknown what happened to either the cubs’ mothers. The two underweight cubs were both under 25 pounds at the time of their rescue. Due to their low weights, the cubs spent the winter fattening up at the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care rescue, rather than sleeping.

Hoopa and Salyer, as they were named, got bigger and healthier and were released in Humboldt County of northern California.

 

Although the cubs were not rescued together, they became great friends during their recovery.

The efforts to nurse the cubs back to health were successful and the cubs doubled their body weight. They gained enough body fat to make them healthy enough for release back into the wild.

The two cubs were released at the Hoopa Indian Reservation near Eureka, California on Thursday, May 14 2015.

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Rescued Bear Cubs Fatten up Through Winter and Released in California Wilderness