PICS - Bear Cub With Injured Leg Recovering - WSPA.com

PICS - Bear Cub With Injured Leg Recovering

Posted: Updated:
Bear Cub (Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park Facebook Page) Bear Cub (Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park Facebook Page)
CHIMNEY ROCK, N.C. -

 

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.

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Community Meeting Discussing Halfway Housing Gets Heated

    Community Meeting Discussing Halfway Housing Gets Heated

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:38:03 GMT
    2 Men Sentenced In Drug Case Could Get Out Of Jail Soon2 Men Sentenced In Drug Case Could Get Out Of Jail Soon
    Outraged neighbors took on a Christian ministry they said is housing sex offenders and ex-cons in their neighborhood. The meeting held in Roebuck in Spartanburg County was so heated, extra deputies were called in to keep things from getting out of hand. "Our community children are prisoners in their flipping homes... not your ex convicts. Put 'em back behind bars, we don't want them," shouted one woman. The neighbo...
    Outraged neighbors took on a Christian ministry they said is housing sex offenders and ex-cons in their neighborhood. The meeting held in Roebuck in Spartanburg County was so heated, extra deputies were called in to keep things from getting out of hand. "Our community children are prisoners in their flipping homes... not your ex convicts. Put 'em back behind bars, we don't want them," shouted one woman. The neighbo...
  • Wreck Shuts Down Part of I-85 In Anderson County

    Wreck Shuts Down Part of I-85 In Anderson County

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:36 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:36:04 GMT
    Troopers say they're working a wreck on mile marker 30 in Anderson County.Troopers say they're working a wreck on mile marker 30 in Anderson County.
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol says two northbound lanes of I-85 in Anderson County are closed after a wreck Thursday night.
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol says two northbound lanes of I-85 in Anderson County are closed after a wreck Thursday night.
  • Tanker Tips Over On Main Street in Anderson

    Tanker Tips Over On Main Street in Anderson

    Friday, April 25 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-04-25 04:03:00 GMT
    Part of Main Street in Anderson shut down due to a tipped over tanker Thursday night.Part of Main Street in Anderson shut down due to a tipped over tanker Thursday night.
    An overturned tanker closed part of Main Street in Anderson Thursday night.
    An overturned tanker closed part of Main Street in Anderson Thursday night.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.