Young Bear Rehabilitated In Garden City Will Soon Return To The Wild

May 29, 2015

Cinder, a young female found with burns near a Washington wildfire last year, will return to the wild next month.
Credit Idaho Black Bear Rehab/Idaho Statesman

 The black bear cub injured in a Washington wildfire last year is about to go home.

The Idaho Statesman reports the 2-year-old female black bear named Cinder will be released into the wild in June.

She was found under a horse trailer in Methow Valley following a wildfire in summer 2014. Cinder's paws were so severely burned that she wasn't even walking on them. Instead, she was pulling herself along by her elbows.

The bear was initially sent to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in California before continuing her recovery at Idaho Black Bear Rehab in Garden City.

She's heading back to Washington on June 3 with another bear, Kaulana, who was also injured by wildfires.