SEATTLE (AP) — A black bear cub burned in a massive Washington state wildfire over the summer is moving to a rehabilitation facility in Idaho for the winter.
The cub, named Cinder, was found under a horse trailer in the Methow Valley, where the Carlton Complex fire burned about 400 square miles and destroyed 300 homes. Her paws were badly burned.
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in California has been caring for Cinder.
The Seattle Times reports (http://is.gd/y6Z8LN ) that the center says the bear no longer needs medical care, and is scheduled to leave Sunday for the Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation Center in Garden City to hibernate for the winter.
In the spring, once Cinder's now-healed paws have had a chance to toughen up, she is expected to be released into the wild back in Washington state.
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com