Bear necessities for orphaned Tahoe

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Tahoe


An orphaned bear cub was left at a Californian rescue centre after it was found mourning the loss of its dead mother.

 

An anonymous rescuer revealed that the cub, a black bear, had been found hugging its dead mother and crying.

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The kind-hearted rescuer said that they could not leave the bear, which has been called Tahoe, and decided to take it to a rescue centre.

The man left the cub outside the Bear League centre in California, wrapped in a blanket.

They then called to let the centre, some 400 miles away from where the bear was found, know about their new arrival on April 16.

Staff at the California facility are caring for cuddly Tahoe, who they’ve had for nearly a month, and will release her back into the wild next year.  

The caller said that the authorities had advised him to leave the bear but the man said that his conscience would not allow him to let her die alone in the wild.

Bear League employees in California took the cub to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Centre where she was examined by a vet and deemed to be healthy at 5.4 pounds at 10 weeks old. Following the mini-break the cub was named Tahoe.  

Since her arrival the Bear League’s Facebook page has been dedicated to updating Tahoe’s fans about her antics.

One Facebook update from a few days ago reads: ‘Important Day in the Life of Baby Tahoe: This is what we’ve been waiting for… Little orphan cub ‘Tahoe’ started learning how to drink her baby bear formula from a bowl yesterday (but didn’t do so terribly well)…today was much better. And since it is nice today she is now outside in the big outdoor enclosure being a Big Brave Bear. She will come in later because it will get too cold when the sun starts to go down.’

Executive Director of the Bear League, Ann Bryant, has asked the mysterious hero to come forward so the organization can decide where to take Tahoe when she is released back into the wild.

The caller told the Bear League that he came across the adorable bear near the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, which is nearly 400 miles away from the facility.

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  1. Suggestion: When orphaned or injured bears are released back to the wild, tag their ear with a bright red florescent marker for identity. When bear killers apply for a hunting tag, have them sign an agreement not to shoot any bear wearing this tag under stiff penalty, fine and jail.

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