Bear burned in Carr Fire released back into the wild after fish-skin therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A young female bear burned during the Carr Fire in Shasta County is back in the wild.

The state department of fish and wildlife released the bear Friday.

RELATED: Bear burned in Carr Fire undergoes unique therapy

A crew working to fix damaged utility poles spotted the bear a month ago licking its burned paws.

She was taken to UC Davis where vets used sterilized tilapia skins as bio-logic bandages.

A young mountain lion injured during California's devastating Thomas Fire was also treated with the same fish-skin bandages.

Here are more stories related to the Carr Fire burning in Shasta County.
Copyright © 2022 KGO-TV. All Rights Reserved.