Burned bear in Colorado recovering, expected to be released



DURANGO, Colo. — Wildlife officials say a young bear rescued after suffering burns in a Colorado wildfire has shown strong signs of recovery and is expected to be released. The Durango Herald reports Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials posted a message on social media saying the bear that suffered severe burns on its paws is successfully recuperating at the Frisco Creek Rehabilitation Facility in Del Norte. Wildlife officials received a report of an injured bear near a fire west of Durango June 16. Officials used a tranquilizer to immobilize the 1-year-old male before transporting the animal to the rehabilitation unit.

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