The Tahoe Wildlife Care Center has rescued, rehabilitated and released more than 17,000 wild animals since its inception in 1978. They bring in wildlife affected by fire, drought, injury, and abandonment.
The bear cub pictured above was rescued from the recent Tamarack fire. He was discovered by a homeowner returning after the evacuations. Poor little guy’s paws were burned, and he walking on his elbows.
Thanks to the staff and volunteers, he is expected to make full recovery.
Speaking of wildlife and bears, this young bear ran down the middle of the street in front our Reno terminal. It was likely displaced by the wildfires, but still a little too close to home.