The FFAWC, an affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), is also one of just two places in the whole state qualified to deal with this particular kind of animal; despite her unusual appearance, the creature turned out to be a regular black bear, just under a year old. But she had a terrible case of mange.
"[The Department of Fish and Wildlife] hadn’t seen yet the bear yet," Christine Barton, director of operations at FFAWC, told The Dodo. "When they got her, they called and they were like, 'She’s completely naked.'"
Two volunteers generously agreed to drive the very unusual-looking bear to the FFAWC to get the help she needed on Christmas Eve — that's why they started to call her Eve.