Welcome! As you may have heard, we have our hands full with bear cubs this year!
We have received many requests for updates on Cinder, the burned bear cub who was flown to LTWC from Washington. Cinder’s paws were badly burned. Her burn management includes changing her dressings every other day, and keeping her on pain medication for the time being. However, she is healing as expected!
We are currently developing a page just for updates on Cinder and the other bears in LTWC’s care. In the meantime, please visit our Facebook page for the most current updates (you can see updates even if you do not have a Facebook account): https://www.facebook.com/laketahoewildlifecare
Come join us during the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care Open House!
When: August 3, 2014 from 10am until 4pm.
Where: Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, 1485 Cherry Hills Circle, South Lake Tahoe.
What: during our annual Open House, LTWC opens its doors to the general public for tours. You will get to learn about our facility, see animals live on our exclusive closed circuit monitors (even the 9 bears!), and of course shop for goodies.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about local wildlife and the work that LTWC does. We look forward to seeing you on August 3!
NBC News has posted a story with more information about our new little guest. Check out the full story here, and enjoy the BEAR League’s video of Tahoe, below.
The video shows the little bear cub LTWC received last week chewing on a blanket and “chortling,” which is a noise bear cubs make when they are in a happy state. Enjoy!
LTWC welcomed our newest guest last night — a 5.4-lb bear cub! This female cub is likely only about 10 weeks old, given her weight and overall physical condition. She is just beginning to walk (she doesn’t quite have the hang of it yet!).
So far, we have no details on this little cub’s story or where she came from. She was dropped off at the Bear League’s door yesterday with no note or additional information. Her condition is good overall, young age aside, and she is eating pretty well. Stay tuned for more details!
All photos courtesy of Dan Thrift.
LTWC received a message from the US Forest Service that their video highlighting Chips the Baby Bobcat is now the most popular Forest Service YouTube video ever, with nearly 210,000 views as of this writing.
Chips was just four weeks old when she was rescued by a firefighter during the Chips fire in August 2012. LTWC rehabilitated the cub and released her successfully back into the wild in April 2013.
You can check the heartwarming video out for yourself below.
Heavenly (the bear rescued from Heavenly Mountain Resort earlier this month) is continuing his recovery. Below are a few photos from his examination at LTWC last week.
Heavenly gets a checkup last week at LTWC.
Heavenly’s lacerations are healing nicely.
Heavenly is expected to continue his recovery, has a good appetite and is getting along well with the other cubs that are rehabbing at LTWC. Be sure to check them out on LTWC’s webcams:
Cam1: Bear Cub Play Area
Cam2: Bear Cub Feeding Area
Cam3: Bear Cub Sleeping Area
Bears are one of the most costly animals for LTWC to rehab. With the cost of food and medications, it will cost about $1,000 to rehab Heavenly before he’s released. If you can help, please click the “donate” button on the right. Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc. (LTWC) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Our Federal ID number is 94-2799765.
The injured bear rescued from Heavenly Mountain Resort on Monday is doing well. Although the lacerations on his feet are making him reluctant to walk, he is eating well, resting and healing.
Webcam 7: Heavenly bear cub
Visit our webcam pages to check in on this young bear yourself:
The national media also picked up this story! Check out the links below.
New York Daily News
An injured bear cub found on the grounds of Heavenly Mountain Resort here in South Lake Tahoe today was sedated and brought into LTWC for treatment. The first-year cub is expected to make a full recovery.
Click here to watch KCRA Sacramento’s coverage of the story (including some great footage of LTWC volunteer Bruce Rettig carrying the bear into LTWC!)
Click here for additional detail and photos from KGOTV San Francisco.
An injured bear cub found at Heavenly Mountain Resort was sedated and brought to LTWC for treatment today.
KTXL, Fox40 in Sacramento, did a very nice piece on the Meeks Bay bear cub this past Tuesday (June 11th) — click the here to check it out. Thank you to Dennis Shanahan!