Rescued bear released in Colorado mountains
July 13, 2010
ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) – A malnourished bear that weighed just 13 pounds when it was rescued last March has been nursed to health and released into the Colorado mountains.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife reports that the female bear now weighs about 65 pounds and has been released somewhere between Estes Park and Boulder. The bear was discovered near Aspen Highlands in March.
The bear was nursed at the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation’s rehabilitation center near Silt. Volunteers fed the bear a special yogurt through a syringe and gave it antibotics.
Volunteers said the bear didn’t get too accustomed to people and should be safe in the wild.