Left: An X-Ray of Patient 4600, also known as Nixon, an orphaned eight-month old bear cub rescued in a South Lake Tahoe watch shop. Right: Zoo workers treat Nixon on Monday, November 14, 2022. (Photos courtesy of Oakland Zoo)

Left: An X-ray of Patient 4600, also known as Nixon, an orphaned 8-month old bear cub rescued in a South Lake Tahoe watch shop. Right: Zoo workers treat Nixon on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (Photos courtesy of Oakland Zoo) 
Zoo workers treat Patient 4600, also known as Nixon, an orphaned 8-month old bear cub rescued in a South Lake Tahoe watch shop, on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Oakland Zoo) 

Nixon, an orphaned black bear cub estimated to be 8 months old, is undergoing rehabilitation efforts to treat multiple life-threatening ailments. The zoo called its prognosis ”extremely guarded, but hopeful,” following medical exams and procedures Wednesday morning.

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The 28-pound cub is suffering from a severe skin infection that has caused extreme hair loss, pneumonia, a viral infection, internal parasites, and a deeply infected bone in his left front foot, causing lameness in walking at the moment. ​The cub wandered into Nixon, a watch store in South Lake Tahoe, then was rescued by the Bear League members. The group later named him after the shop.

According to the posts and videos on the nonprofit group’s Facebook page, the Bear League has been tracking Nixon from his birth in “early February”; to the death of his mother; to the adoption, upbringing and eventual rejection by another mama bear; and to the moment he wandered into the shop. The group handed Nixon over to biologists at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who conducted a veterinary assessment before delivering him to Oakland Zoo for further care, according to a release by the zoo …read more

Source:: The Mercury News

      

Photos: Oakland Zoo treats orphaned bear cub rescued from South Lake Tahoe watch shop

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