Baby black bear visits Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center revealed the identity of a surprise visitor who popped by Monday night: a baby black bear.

The center says the female cub was found in a backyard in Grundy on Monday, April 6. Afterward, the Southwest Virginia Veterinary Services in Lebanon reportedly dropped the cub off at the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke.

The center says the 3.1 pound cub was “in stable condition but hungry and a little dehydrated.”

According to the center, as of Wednesday, April 8, the cub is now at the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro, where she will be raised with many other bears until she can be released back into the wild.

Even though the coronavirus had shut down many other businesses, this nonprofit wildlife organization says its staff members are still as busy as ever, especially with the increased number of people spending time outdoors and discovering animals in need.

If you would like to make a donation to the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke, follow this link.

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