Christiansburg black bear cub recovering at Wildlife Center of Virginia

By Rachel Lucas - Weekend Anchor / Reporter
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Despite only weighing 11 pounds, the bear is a yearling. When it was found, it was severly underweight, anemic and had an old fracture on it's pelvis that had healed over.

WAYNESBORO (WSLS 10) -A small black bear cub found in a tree in Christiansburg was rescued by the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

WSLS 10 first told you about the story last week when a homeowner got quite a surprise when finding it in his backyard.

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Courtesy of the Wildlife Center of Virginia

The bear was rescued this week from a DGIF biologist and then taken to the Wildlife Center of Virginia's black bear complex in Waynesboro.

Despite only weighing 11 pounds, the bear is a yearling. When it was found, it was severly underweight, anemic and had an old fracture on it's pelvis that had healed over.

Now the bear is being properly fed and showing improvements. When he is healthy enough it will be released back into the wild.

Follow the bears progress at the Wildlife Center of Virginia here. Donations can be made on their website to help support wildlife rescues like this one.

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