This story is an example of the amazing work they do at the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood. The vets are raising a black bear cub that was orphaned by its mother. Read the whole story on their blog.
This Black Bear cub came into PAWS a week ago from a nearby campground. She just wandered up to campers, alone, thin and scared. They took her to the park ranger who in turn contacted the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The WDFW agent tried to reunite the cub with her mother but the mom never returned to the area.
The cub will now be with the PAWS Wildlife Center for up to one year while she matures, learns to forage for food and to defend herself. She is doing great, is wary of humans (that’s a good thing) and is a voracious little eater. She loves her “bear mush” and can smell the other larger bears we have in rehabilitation currently.