Bear cub burned in California wildfire gets ‘fish-skin’

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – A bear cub is recovering after receipt of the fish skin bandages to his legs, which were burned in the California fires.

A contractor found that the yearling female are located in essen and not able to walk on Aug. 2. The bear was taken to the California Fish and Wildlife’s lab in Rancho Cordova, where the video shows sterilized tilapia skins were placed on the wounded leg. De jong was also given antibiotics, laser and acupuncture treatments to manage pain.

The fish-skin therapy is used for the treatment of two bears in 2017, and they were released in the wild in January.

Officials are optimistic, the bear will recover.

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