Watch: Boo Boo Bear Rescued from Forest Fire Returned to the Wild

The bear was merely a cub when rescued by firefighters about 9 months ago

Nine months ago, firefighters in Idaho rescued a bear cub whose paws had been severely burnt during a forest fire near Salmon.

Because of the severity of its injuries, Boo Boo had to spend nine months recuperating at the Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary in McCall, Idaho, sources say.

At first, the bear was in so much pain that it was unable to walk. With the help of veterinarians and the staff at the Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary, it soon started feeling better.

In fact, it was released back into the wild this past Wednesday. Check out the video above to see how the release operation went.

Boo Boo has been fitted with a GPS collar, which will allow conservationists to track its movements over the next few weeks and figure out whether or not the bear is getting accustomed to its new surroundings.

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