WATCH: Orphaned bear cub thriving at Russia care centre


RUSSIA (AP) An orphaned bear cub found in a Russian forest last month is on the road to recovery, according to staff from the organisation that rescued it.

The baby bear, named Masha, has been nurtured with milk from a bottle and now has three other rescued cubs to play with.

She was found by the Orphan Bear Rescue Centre, which is located in a village in the Tver region, 450km north-west of Moscow.

The centre specialises in rehabilitating orphaned bear cubs.

What happened to Masha’s parents isn’t known.

But staff at the centre say that man-made disruption – such as logging and noisy activity – is the main reason that cubs like Masha become orphaned.

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