A lucky 8-to-10-week-old bear is recovering after being dropped off anonymously in an animal carrier outside the Bear League offices in Homewood, Calif., on the western side of Lake Tahoe.
The League took the female cub to the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care facility Wednesday where she was “a little lethargic, a little dehydrated, but not bad shape at all,” a spokesman told ABC News affiliate KXTV in Sacramento, Calif.
Wildlife Care workers named the bear Tahoe and said she probably wouldn’t have survived if she hadn’t been brought to the nonprofit Bear League group. They hope to keep Tahoe “as wild as possible” and have to resist the urge to cuddle the bear, which weighed 5 pounds and is still so young she is barely able to walk.
Instead, the team said they are just letting Tahoe “do her own thing.”