Friday, September 30

The dehydrated bear cub found in May is recovering in Cantabria while awaiting its return to León

The bear cub found last May in a state of dehydration in the Leonese municipality of Igüeña is recovering at the Fauna Recovery Center in Villaescusa (Cantabria) waiting to be transferred back to León soon to continue with its rehabilitation.

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As indicated by the Ministry of the Environment, Housing and Territory Planning, the bear specimen could be transferred in approximately 15 days to the Valsemana species recovery center, in the province of Leon. There he is expected to remain for about another two months before he can be released.

On the other hand, the same sources have confirmed that there has been no further news of the bear and her cub who took refuge in a cave in the Montaña Palentina after being attacked by an adult male bear last June. In this sense, they have clarified that given the complexity of these caves it is difficult to determine what has happened to the mother and calf.

Environmental agents of the Junta de Castilla y León picked up this critically ill bear cub on a road in the Leonese town of Colinas del Campo de Martín Moro Toledano, belonging to the municipality of Igüeña, on May 21.

A resident of the town had noticed the presence of the animal and notified the environmental agents, who picked it up and took it to Bembibre (León), where two veterinarians from the Board’s network of wild animal recovery centers proceeded to treat it. first assessment, and was later transferred to the Wild Animal Recovery Center in Valladolid, where he has been before traveling to Cantabria, where he is currently recovering.

In the first assessment it was observed that the specimen was in a state of shock, with very severe dehydration and very low body condition.

In the area where the bear cub was found, the field teams of the Junta de Castilla y León had controlled a bear with three cubs of the year, which in previous days could have suffered the loss of two of them due to an attack by a male when being in full mating season.