Cub rings in New Year in Tahoe |

Cub rings in New Year in Tahoe

Mandy Feder
This cub became the newest resident at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc. on New Year's Eve.
Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc. |

The Tribune staff was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first baby of the year in South Lake Tahoe to share with its readers, but that baby couldn’t wait and was the last baby of 2014 instead.

However, in classic Tahoe-style, it did turn out to be a happy New Year for a bear cub that arrived at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc. (LTWC) on New Year’s Eve.

Tom Millham of LTWC wrote: “Happy New Year! Yes it is, at least for one little bear cub, which LTWC received today (Dec. 31) at 3:30 p.m. This little cub (haven’t checked yet to see if he is a little boy or if she is a little girl), came to us from the Hoopa Indian Reservation, near Eureka. That is two cubs in two weeks from the same general area. California Fish and Wildlife decided it would be best for this cub to come here so we can put some weight on him/her and get prepared for a release next spring. At the current time, the cub looks to be about 25 pounds, very similar to the Fortuna cub we got last week.”

To learn more about LTWC, visit

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