According to The Humane Society of the United States, “When they appeared, they couldn’t think their eyes: a young black bear … without hair. The bear was captured and first moved to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife who in turn contacted [The Humane Society of the USA’] affiliate, The Fund for Pets Wildlife Center.” (FFAWC).
After analyzing the bear, they located that she was covered in mange. Mange is a painful skin disease caused by mites in the skin. The mange had actually spread around her body and caused total hair loss.
The hairless bear required assistance and a shelter to recover at. On Christmas Eve, 2 dedicated volunteers from California Department of Fish and Wildlife drove the bear, which they named Eve, to FFAWC. FFAWC made the proper arrangements in a shelter for the bear. With her unusual situation of mange, they needed to think twice about what type of bedding and materials to utilize. They did not wish to aggravate Eve’s skin even more. Also, mange is extremely transmittable, so they needed to make sure to make it as tidy as possible.
Once Eve arrived at FFAWC, she was placed in her very own shelter to recover. She quickly stole the hearts of the volunteers. Eve is presently recovering, but it will take time. She is anticipated to make a full recovery in the future. When she is completely recovered, FFAWC will certainly release her back into the wild.
The team at FFAWC published on her healing, ” Every day she discovers her room and starts selecting items to shred and drag into her igloo to build a nest for the night. She’s quite thorough and it’s always interesting to see what she ends up with.”.
Until that time when she is launched, she is enjoying love and care with all the fresh fruit to eat, especially apples. In the video, she takes each apple back to her nest. Thank you to all the volunteers that helped rescue and rehabilitate Eve.
UPDATE: Eva is succeeding and will live the rest of her life in a shelter. See her transform back into a pleased healthy bear in the video clip below.