Cinder, the bear cub burned in wildfire, flown to care center
First Published Aug 05 2014 10:17AM
Last Updated Aug 05 2014 10:17 am
Cinder, a badly burned, 35 pound, female bear cub, is put into a crate by Washington State Fish and Wildlife bear and cougar specialist Rich Beausoleil at Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee, Wash., on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. The cub was flown in a small, private airplane piloted by Bill Inman of Seattle, headed for a wildlife rehabilitation location in Lake Tahoe. The bear was burned recently in a wildfire in the Methow Valley. (AP Photo/The Wenatchee World, Don Seabrook)
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Wenatchee, Wash. • A badly burned black bear cub that hobbled up the right driveway has been rescued and flown by a volunteer pilot to a wildlife care center in California.
Steve Love lives in north-central Washington's Methow Valley, where the Carlton Complex of wildfires has scorched nearly 400 square miles since mid-July. When the 37-pound cub took shelter under his horse trailer late last week, he put out a bowl of water and tossed it some apricots from his tree.
The next day, a state Fish and Wildlife officer was able to capture the cub and take it to Wenatchee.