Bear cub injured by fire being sent to wildlife care center
A bear cub found by firefighters on the Mustang Fire, north of Salmon, is being transported to a wildlife care center in McCall today.
The sub sustained second degree burns to its paws and will be examined by a State Veterinarian at the Garden Valley Ranger Station, located about 2 miles east of Garden Valley on the Banks-Lowman Road.
The cub, if the vet approves, will then be sent to the non-profit Snowden Wildlife Sanctuary in McCall for recovery.
The approximate 149,000 acre Mustang Fire is burning in the main Salmon River corridor about 25 air miles northwest of Salmon. Firefighters found the injured Black Bear cub in Wheat Creek, 15 miles downriver from the Middle Fork Salmon River and main Salmon River confluence.
A Regional Wildlife Biologist with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game in Salmon is transporting the cub from Salmon to Garden Valley.