A yearling bear that has sustained severe burns has been rescued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Firefighters spotted the bear walking near the East Canyon fire, west of Durango.

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Wildlife officers were able to successfully locate, tranquility, and assess the bear's injuries. During the injury assessment, it appears that the bear's paws have been severely burned.

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The bear has been transported to the Frisco Creek Rehabilitation Facility where the staff will treat the injuries. As soon as the bear has made a full recovery, it will be released back into the wild.

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Source: Colorado Parks and Wildlife