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Orphaned bear cubs from wildfires get care at PAWS

Unprecedented number of burned bears come to PAWS in July and August


Last updated 9/10/2021 at 12:06pm

Photo courtesy of PAWS Wildlife Center

Cedar Creek Wildlife Bear has second-degree burns on her face and feet.

Wildlife experts from Lynnwood-based PAWS and wildfire experts from Department of Natural Resources, including Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, joined forces at a news conference at PAWS Tuesday, Aug, 31, to discuss the dire state of wildfire in Washington and examine a consequence not often talked about – the grave impact on wildlife forced to flee burning habitat or succumb.

Jennifer Convy, PAWS senior director of wildlife, companion animal and education services; Dr. Nicki Rosenhagen, PAWS wildlife veterinarian; and Franz spoked about the severely burned orphaned...

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