We placed them in a den where they will hopefully spend the winter, emerging to become wild bears in the spring.
The bears are both females. One cub came from South Lake Tahoe and was discovered by the rehab facility staff.
The other came from Markleeville, where it was discovered while still very, very tiny. Both cubs apparently lost their mothers, but no one knows how.
- See pictures and learn more about Sagehen bears.
- Watch videos about Sagehen bears.
- UCNRS blog post and slideshow.
- Cal DF&G photos.
- Sierra Sun article.