August 20, 2014
RENO, NV - The BEAR League received an anonymous call Sunday, April 27th, from a gentleman who claimed responsibility for rescuing the orphaned cub who was left in its driveway almost two weeks ago.
The man said he found the baby bear crying and hugging her deceased Mother near the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. That is roughly 320 miles away from Reno.
The man contacted an unknown agency was told to leave the bear as it was and not be concerned with the situation. He did not do so and because of that the bear is still alive and well.
The California Division of Fish and Wildlife will be running DNA tests from her hair and blood in an attempt to pin down her origins as well.
If it is determined the 10-week old bear is from that area she will be released during the hibernating season. Until then she will remain in the care of Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care.