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Bear Cub Mystery
Now to a big mystery surrounding a little bear cub.
The little one was left all along at a south Lake Tahoe animal rescue group...And nobody knows how she got there...
Dave Marquis has more on the mystery...And how the cub is doing.
Dave Marquis, South Lake Tahoe: "So we would like you to meet Tahoe the Bear. Just five pounds and perhaps ten weeks old. We have to speak softly because we're trying to leave her in her natrual state as much as possible."
Little Tahoe was dropped off by someone on Tuesday at the Bear Leagu Offices in Homewood, on Lake Tahoe's west side.
Cheryl Millham, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care: "Somebody was compassionate enough to take the time to pick her up and bring her down."
No one knows where she came from when she was somehow separated from
her mother while still in her den, but she is a lucky little bear.
"She doesn't even have teeth yet. She can't eat. She would be dead,
probably, by now."
Her mother may have been hit by a car, shot by poachers or died of old age.
"She could have gotten too close to a marijuana patch and they kill
everything that comes into those."
Whomever had Tahoe probably didn't know how or what to feed her.
She's still drinking up here special bear formula voraciously.
Tom Millham, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care: "A little lethargic, a little dehydrated, but not bad shape at all."
Tom and Cheryl are careful to let Tahoe do her own thing to help her stay as wild as possible.
"We don't cuddle her. We don't don't do any type of bonding with her. She
doesn't want to bond to me."
Tahoe got a second chance at her life...now she's sharing it with those around her.
"This is what keeps me going after 37 years.This little girl now will have
a change to grow up, be a healthy, normal little bear."
"She's a joy."
Dave Marquis, South Lake Tahoe: "So eventually the hope is that Tahoe the Bear will grow to about 85 or 90 pounds and perhaps in a year or so from now will be able to return to the
wild just like other cubs who live here. And as you can see, for now, she
couldn't be happier. In South Lake Tahoe, Dave Marquis, News Ten.">