From the Moscow Times — Police in Russia’s Far East discovered a three-month-old Himalayan bear cub in a cardboard box by the side of the road, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported Wednesday.
The female cub now joins four other orphaned bear cubs who were brought to the “Tiger” wildlife rescue center in Primorye region in February and March.
Upon finding the cub on the roadside, police reported the discovery to local hunting surveillance, who brought her to the wildlife rehabilitation center.
After the rescue mission, the bear was given a full health check and her condition was determined to be “satisfactory.” The rescue center will now work to give the cub the correct nutrition it needs to grow and develop in a spacious outdoor enclosure with plenty of trees to climb and plants to smell.
In February, the rescue center brought in a Himalayan bear cub whose mother was killed by poachers. The center later brought in Miri and Bering, two siblings who were left without a mother; and in late March, a one and a half-month-old female cub came to the center.