A Baby Bear Jumped Onto His Raft but the Reason Why Will Break Your Heart

When a young cub is spotted all alone, chances are its mother is close by and generally it is best to leave the cub alone. In this case though, the cub was spotted alone for several days by rafting guides so they knew he might need help. They suspected that the baby bear’s mother had died or she abandoned her baby cub.

But, once they spotted the cub again, rafter Danny Allen took it upon himself to rescue the little cub. This time, the cub was on bank of the Nolichucky River and if he didn’t take action, the cub might possibly drown or die from starvation.

Danny Allen, a rafting guide, spotted a bear cub for several days while rafting and noticed that it was always alone.

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Facebook / High Mountain Expeditions

 

When he rowed up next to it to see if it was alright, the bear cub jumped into his raft.

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Facebook / High Mountain Expeditions

 

If it wasn’t for Allen’s actions, the bear might have died on the side of the river of malnourishment.

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Facebook / High Mountain Expeditions

 

They named her ‘Noli’ after the river where she was found.

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Facebook / Appalachian Bear Rescue

 

To ensure she was healthy, she was brought to the Appalachian Bear Rescue in for rehabilitation in Townsend, Tennessee.

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Facebook / Appalachian Bear Rescue

 

She was severely dehydrated but the team provided her with the care she needed.

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Facebook / Appalachian Bear Rescue

 

Noli will need to recuperate at the rescue center before she can get back to the wild.

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Facebook / Appalachian Bear Rescue

 

Because she lot a lot of weight, she will need to gain at least 50 pounds before leaving. Isn’t she cute?

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Facebook / Appalachian Bear Rescue

 

Gaining weight won’t be difficult when she gets all the food she wants including her favorites, applesauce and grapes.

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Facebook / Appalachian Bear Rescue

 

Even though animals such as Noli are cute, it is extremely dangerous to approach animals in the wild unless you are a professional.

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Facebook / Appalachian Bear Rescue

 

I’m sure even if she can’t express it, she is thankful for being rescued that day and she can get back into the wild strong and healthy once she is ready.

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Facebook / Appalachian Bear Rescue

H/t: LifeBuzz

I hope Noli gets back into the wild as soon and she can and that she lives a long healthy life. Please share this incredible rescue of Noli the baby bear with your friends and family.

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