When a mysterious noise caught the attention of someone throwing away their garbage, they never realized just how serious the situation would become. Some residents in the area thought it was just a weird hairless raccoon. Others thought it might have been an overgrown rodent of some kind…but no one expected the truth! When a park ranger was out on patrol, he saw the creature and knew it couldn’t have been a raccoon, but he also knew that catching it would be difficult.
He got the help of a wildlife rescue group, and after a bit of difficulty, there able to bring the animal to a rehabilitation facility. It had lost its fur, and they had a sneaking suspicion for what had caused it. It was a bear cub, and she had mange. They suspected that the cub had contracted the condition from its mother who must have died from it without treatment…but they were determined to save the cub!
They gave her a medicated bath, massages, and ointments for her skin. They gave her nutritious meals and a safe, cozy place to sleep. Slowly, she began to come back to life! While her hair will take a long time to grow back, the center predicts that it will only take about 6 months before the adorable bear cub is released back into the forest. Thanks to these kind humans, she’ll have a second chance at life!