2 black bear cubs released into the wild after recovering from wildfire burns

The cubs were rescued from wildfires in eastern Washington during the summer of 2021.

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — Two bear cubs have been fully rehabilitated and released back into the wild after they were burned in eastern Washington wildfires during the summer of 2021.

The bears suffered severe burns to the face, ears and paws from the Twenty-Five Mile Fire in Lake Chelan. The cubs were brought to the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) in Lynnwood where they underwent extensive treatment.

In August, workers at PAWS told KING 5 they had never in their 34 years of treating bears encountered any that had been burned in

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