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PICS - Bear Cub With Injured Leg Recovering

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Bear Cub (Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park Facebook Page) Bear Cub (Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park Facebook Page)
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Updated: May 15, 2013

Park officials say the bear that was rescued earlier this week at Chimney Rock State Park is doing well.

They say somehow, the tiny male cub's left leg was injured by a fall or a birth defect.

It has been transported to a private rehabilitation center and will stay there until he's old enough to be moved to a state facility.

After a full recovery, park officials say the bears are usually returned to a sanctuary in the same area where they were found.

They also want to remind people to never approach a bear.  Instead, call a wildlife professional.

Posted: May 13, 2013

Chimney Rock State Park officials rescued a tiny, injured bear cub Monday at the park.

The bear was discovered at Rumbling Bald in Rutherford County, according to the Chimney Rock State Park Facebook page.

It was found alone with an injured leg, and was taken by North Carolina wildlife officials for rehabilitation.

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