Although rescuers thought Eve was a young cub at first, they now estimate that she’s actually a few years old. With her newfound health, she’s exhibiting all normal behaviors of a black bear her age, including foraging for food, climbing and exploring.
“Exploratory and play behavior is exactly what we’d expect from a wild bear,” Anderson said. “But of course, no bear is complete without plenty of sleep, too.”
While Eve’s mange is completely cleared at this point, she’s still being treated for a secondary skin infection. This should subside over the next few weeks with the help of medication.