Nov 7, 2014 5:05 PM by News Staff
Three Butte County bear cubs who suffered severe injuries, most likely at the hands of humans, have been released back into the wild after four months of treatment at a Lake Tahoe Wildlife facility.
The cubs were found near Paradise in July with major dental problems. The cub's jaws had been smashed and teeth were missing or damaged. The mother of the cubs was found dead nearby. Veterinarians say the only way the cubs could receive injuries of this magnitude would be by getting hit in the face with a bat or gun.
The cubs were taken to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care where they underwent oral surgery and through a couple months of rehab.
On October 22 the cubs, who weighed only 20 pounds when they were found, were released back into the woods near Paradise weighing a healthy 90 pounds.
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