Upon arriving at the scene of the accident, officers found the scared bear hiding inside a tree. She was immediately rescued.
After sadly losing her entire family in an accident, baby bear Alma is being nursed back to health. On Friday last week, officers from the Greenfield Police Department in Massachusetts were able to locate the cub, who was hiding inside a tree, and return her to safety.
According to PEOPLE, the Greenfield Police Department stated in a Facebook post that “on arrival, police heard squealing and found a very nervous third cub who was able to seek refuge and safety by climbing a tree.” “Officer Lagoy and Purinton were able to save the orphaned cub because they were aware of the danger he was in. It was loaded into the back of a cruiser and driven to the station. AMR aided us by providing a kennel in which he could be kept safe.”
The tiny cub, who is thought to be around 10-12 weeks old, was orphaned lately after her mother and two siblings were killed by a car, according to the Facebook post. Despite the fact that her family did not survive, authorities were able to save the black bear. He was taken to the Tufts Wildlife Clinic nearby before being transferred to the Kilham Bear Center in New Hampshire.
Alma was extensively checked and no injuries were discovered, according to Maureen Murray, head of Tufts Wildlife Clinic at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. “The veterinarians at the clinic examined her and found that, aside from being terrified, she is in good physical condition and has no injuries. She is eating well and will be taken to the Kilham Bear Center in New Hampshire for rehabilitation this week “According to the Greenfield Police Department, Murray said.
The bear was safely transported to the Kilham Bear Center in New Hampshire earlier this week, where she was joyfully welcomed by some of the facility’s other juvenile black bears. Alma is expected to stay at the center until she is old enough to be released back into the wild and strong enough to survive on her own, according to the vets.
If not for some human interventions, many animals may not have survived. Just last year, a weak, starving raccoon was counting its lucky stars after a woman rescued it from the side of the road. “When you ask what you should do with [an orphaned raccoon], they say, ‘Leave it alone and let nature take its course,’ or ‘You can take it to a vet and they will have to euthanize it,'” recalled Nikki. “That broke my heart. I couldn’t let that happen!”
So when she found a raccoon that no one wanted, she took him home, named him Little Hands, and took care of him with her mother, Linda. Nikki returned him into the wild after he regained his strength. What she didn’t expect was for him to return for snacks and cuddles every now and then. “Every time he returned, it became a more and more pleasant occasion,” she added, “particularly because he wanted our attention as well as our meal, which was all the more precious.”
Cover image source: Facebook | Greenfield, Mass Police Department