Three orphaned bear cubs, rehabilitated by the San Diego Humane Society’s Ramona Wildlife Heart, are again within the wild Thursday.
The cubs spent 9 months on the wildlife middle and have been launched Wednesday within the San Bernardino Nationwide Forest close to Clark’s Ranch.
“It’s at all times our objective to rehabilitate and return all wildlife to their pure habitat,” Andy Blue, campus director of SDHS’s Ramona Wildlife Heart, mentioned in a press release. “This launch in Clark’s Ranch was very particular for our staff as a result of it was comparatively near us, so we had a number of wildlife rehab specialists becoming a member of to witness it firsthand.”
In line with the SDHS, all three cubs have been rescued by the California Division of Fish and Wildlife and delivered to the Ramona Wildlife Heart in July of 2022. An orphaned brother-sister pair got here from the San Bernardino Mountains. Their mom had been conditioned to hunt meals from people and was killed by a resident whereas trying to interrupt right into a cabin. The third, a feminine cub, was rescued after her mom was seemingly hit by a automotive close to Lake Arrowhead.
Since their arrival, “the three cubs have grown wholesome and powerful collectively on the Ramona Wildlife Heart in an outside enclosure that intently mimics life within the wild,” veterinarians mentioned. The Venture Wildlife staff has stored a watch on the bears from a distance, ensuring they didn’t grow to be comfy round people and have been ready to outlive on their very own and forage for meals.
The bears have additionally been microchipped, fitted with a GPS collar and given a clear invoice of well being from Venture Wildlife’s veterinary staff.
There are two bear cubs nonetheless in care on the Ramona Wildlife Heart. With this newest launch, the middle is making house for brand spanking new orphaned bears discovered within the wild this season, as bear cubs are sometimes born in February/March.
–Metropolis Information Service