Orphaned bear cub rescued from tree in Ojai Valley

Original source: https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/ojai/2019/08/23/orphaned-bear-cub-rescued-tree-ojai-valley/2101798001/

A male bear cub was rescued from a tree Friday afternoon after its mother was killed in a car accident in the Ojai Valley, according to deputies.

The cub was spotted in the area of Rice Road in the Mira Monte neighborhood of the Ojai Valley, authorities said.

The bear's mother had reportedly been hit and killed by a car the day before, leaving a female cub and male cub without care, according to Capt. Eric Buschow of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.

Sightings of the male cub and his sister were reported several times by residents in the Ojai Valley on Friday, according to authorities. Although the male cub was found in a tree, the female cub remains outstanding.

The rescue of the cub involved the Ojai Police Department, the Ventura County Game Warden, the Ventura County Fire Department and the Ojai Raptor Center.

Eventually, the cub was successfully tranquilized and taken to an animal rehabilitation center for further care.

Posted by out_west_jess out_west_jess, August 24, 2019 23:55

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