BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) — An orphaned black bear cub burned in a wildfire last summer has been released back into the wild.
The bear, nicknamed 'Boo Boo,' was found in a burn area near the Corn Creek Boat Launch last August. The bear's story quickly went national.
The cub had second-degree burns on his paws. He was eventually taken to the Snodon Wildlife Sanctuary in McCall where Boo Boo spent nine months recovering. <---- (Additional pics of Boo Boo)
The Idaho Humane Society (IHS) said Boo Boo was released into the woods in Central Idaho.
"Boo Boo’s new beginning as a wild bear is a fitting ending to a story that began with the compassion of firefighters and endured with concern from people across the country who supported his care at Snowdon," IHS said on its Facebook page.