Two years ago, on Christmas Eve 2017, a hairless bear, now named Eve, was found dumpster diving. The poor 30-pound bear had severe medical issues, including a terrible case of mange. She was taken to a wildlife center in Ramona, California to recover and rehabilitate. Although she has recovered very much in the last two years, experts determined that she could not survive in the wild as hibernating and interactions with other bears would be problematic, considering that her full coat did not grow back.
However, Eve did gain over 130 pounds and is doing great now! She remained at the wildlife center until her new home was ready for her. Now, she has arrived at her new permanent home at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch where she will live safely and happily.
President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, Kitty Block says: “This incredibly strong and resilient bear will require life-long care and a special environment to help protect her. There is no doubt that without the intervention of the dedicated wildlife center staff, Eve would not have survived. We know her future now at our Black Beauty Ranch is a bright one and that all of her needs will be met for the rest of her life.”
In the video above, Eve can be seen playing happily in her new home and enjoying herself. Clips of her when she was found can be seen in the video and it’s clear that her health and has improved drastically! She is looking great!
Eve, when her severe case of mange and other illnesses left her hairless and malnourished:
Eve, after two years of recovery thanks to her wonderful rescuers and caretakers:
What an incredible transformation!
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All images courtesy of Humane Society of the United States