Bear cub orphaned in Camp Fire rescued in Yankee Hill

"Paradise" the bear is now being nursed back to health at Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Tahoe.

Posted: Apr 4, 2019 7:48 PM
Updated: Apr 5, 2019 11:06 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - A bear cub orphaned in the Camp Fire is recovering at the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Center where it is being nursed back to health, after being found near-death in the Yankee Hill Area.

The cub was found by a local resident on March 20th, 2019.

California Fish and Wildlife Biologist Henry Lomeli tells us that the cub, nick-named Paradise, was found with burns to his paws. Lomeli says he only weighed 15 pounds when he should have weighed 50.

Paradise is now putting on weight and responding well to treatment Wildlife Care Center.

The goal is to release him back into the Feather River Watershed when he's ready, in about 3 months.

In the meantime, you can watch his progress on the Wildlife Center's live webcam by CLICKING HERE

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