‘Şanslı,’ the 'lucky' bear cub rescued after being frozen opens his eyes
BURSA – Doğan News Agency
Şanslı is less than two months old, but has already overcome being frozen and a major lung infection. DHa photoA bear cub, which was found frozen last month in the Black Sea province of Zonguldak when he was only three days old and was taken for treatment at the Uludağ University Veterinary Faculty in the northwestern province of Bursa, opened his eyes last week.
The little cute bear cub, named Şanslı (lucky), is being treated in the intensive care unit at the veterinary faculty and growing up fast, said the Veterinary Faculty Dean Professor Engin Kennerman.
The veterinary said that the bear cub was very healthy, adding, “Şanslı’s eyes pened last week. He is five weeks old and fine. He gains weight and exceeded three kilos. It was 2.3 kg. 15 days ago. He has overcome the lung infection. We take good care of Şanslı, even more than a baby. He will grow too large to fit in the intensive care unit in 15 days. Then we will take care of him in a larger place. Şanslı is really lucky.”
Kennerman said that the bear cub would stay in the hospital until the end of May. “Later on it will be transferred to the Celal Acar Wildlife Protection and Rehabilitation center in Bursa’s Karacabey district,” he said.