The 4 bear cubs discovered orphaned in central and northern California final yr had been launched again into the wild this month, the San Diego Humane Society stated.
The cubs, three sisters and a single male, had been about 7 months outdated when discovered. He was positioned within the care of the Ramona Wildlife Middle northeast of San Diego.
“Our objective is at all times to return one wild animal to their pure habitat and provides these 4 bears a second probability,” Andy Blue, campus director of the Wildlife Middle, stated in a launch.
The male was present in August through the Dixie fireplace in Plumas County. The Human Society stated the cub reportedly contacted firefighters within the space and was discovered with burnt claws.
The three girls had been present in a residential storage in Mariposa County, east of Modesto, in September. A bear believed to be their mom was discovered useless close by.
On the time they had been discovered, the cubs had been near weaning age however should still have been with their mom.
The California Division of Fish and Wildlife transported the cubs to the Ramona Wildlife Middle, the place they spent the following seven months studying to hunt and forage.
Blue stated all of the cubs had been saved in an enclosure collectively, which allowed them to develop power and survival abilities by play.
The Wildlife Middle tried to attenuate human contact with the bears throughout their migration. Meals, about 10 kilos per day per bear, was typically buried or hidden to encourage pasture, and feeding areas had been continuously modified.
Earlier than being launched again into the wild this month, the bears had been outfitted with monitoring collars.
Officers stated the cubs had been launched inside 10 miles of the place they had been discovered.
Movies from the Division of Fish and Wildlife present the three sisters operating from the again of a truck to a close-by tree and ultimately into thick brush.