‘Şanslı,’ the 'lucky' bear cub rescued after being frozen, under intensive care
BURSA - Doğan News Agency
The male bear cub, named Şanslı, is being kept in the intensive care unit.A bear cub, which was found frozen this week when it was three days old in the northern province of Zonguldak’s Alaplı district, has been taken under treatment at the Uludağ University Veterinary Faculty in the northwestern province of Bursa. The cub will stay there until it is old enough to live in the Celal Acar Wildlife Protection and Rehabilitation center in Bursa’s Karacabey district.
The male bear cub, which survived despite the frozen weather before being found, was named Şanslı (lucky). Şanslı is being fed with a nursing bottle and given painkillers.
After examining the bear cub, Associate Professor Hüseyin Cihan of the Veterinary Faculty said he had problems with his lungs. He said Şanslı would be kept at the intensive care unit for as long as would be necessary.
“He is very small, just six days old. We are keeping him in 29-30 centigrade temperature, which is his mother’s body temperature. We will observe him for a week and then start treatment for his lungs. He may have problems because he was abandoned by his mother very early,” Cihan said.
He also said Şanslı might not be able to return to wildlife again, because of his exposure to people at a very early age.
Şanslı, who has not opened his eyes yet, has drawn great interest from officials at the university.