A baby black bear was spared from freezing to death, all thanks to a furry little savior. The tiny cub was found by a dog while he was outside of their home in Washington County, Virginia.
The dog then decided to bring the poor little cub with him back to their house. The dog’s owners were stunned about what their pet dog brought with him all the way home.
‘How did their dog find the little cub? Where did that cub come from?’, These were the questions that ran through the owners’ minds.
They then decided to reach out and contact the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. This government agency helped transported the bear cub to the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
When the bear cub finally arrived at the center, the little bear was put through examinations by a veterinary intern. The cub shows alertness, and it starts to make noises.
However, the examination results show that the bear cub was dehydrated but overall in good health. They placed the cub in an incubator and started bottle-feeding him to counter his dehydration. They unceasingly checked up on the little cub to make sure it’s okay.
The next day, another black bear cub was also brought in the center. It was a female cub, found in Craig County by some power line workers. The cub was almost frozen on a pile of bushes that the workers thought that it’s already dead.
They immediately contacted the center, and they instantly took her in. They warmed her up and bottle-fed her round the clock. Once the center noticed that the female cub was getting better, they introduced her to a male cub.
The two became best friends and spent a lot of time together. They were put in the same incubator and bottle-fed at the same time.
The female cub was then transferred to a den site, which allows cubs to be fostered by a bear mom. It has been a positive outcome for both the mother bear and the cub. The mother bear can’t get enough of her new cub.
The center will be doing the same to the male cub but into another den site that they’ve located.
Source: The Wildlife Center of Virginia