Orphaned NW bear cubs get second chance at PAWS

Orphaned NW bear cubs get second chance at PAWS

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Orphaned NW bear cubs get second chance at PAWS

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by KING5.com staff

KING5.com

Posted on May 28, 2010 at 3:04 PM

Updated Friday, May 28 at 3:23 PM

LYNNWOOD - The PAWS Wildlife Center is caring for three black bear cubs who lost their mothers.

One is a female who was found at a campground in Hoodsport, Washington. PAWS officials said she wandered up to campers who called wildlife agents. The agents were not able to find the cub's mother.

PAWS said the cub would have born in January or February and she weighs about eight-and-a-half pounds.

This week, wildlife agents brought in two more black bear cubs. They are brothers who were orphaned when their mother was hit and killed by a car near Corvallis, Oregon.

The cubs were found next to her body. They were not hurt.

PAWS said the male cubs were also born in January or February and weigh six or seven pounds each.

Veterinarians are treating the female cub for anemia. Once she is healthy she will be introduced to the male cubs so she won't be lonely.

The goal is to care for the cubs until they are strong enough to survive on their own in the wild. 

 

 

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