Bear advocates may now have more details about who rescued Tahoe the cub.
Ann Bryant, the executive director for the Lake Tahoe-area organization the BEAR League, wrote in an email that that the league received an anonymous call Saturday from a man who said he rescued the cub. The man answered several questions identifying the cub, which had been left in the driveway of the BEAR League offices April 15.
The man said he found Tahoe crying next to a dead bear near Humboldt Redwoods State Park, Bryant wrote.
"He could not tell what the cause of death was and it was quite a distance from a road," Bryant wrote. "When he notified authorities (but he would not say which agency he contacted) he was told to leave 'it' alone.
"His conscience would not allow him to walk away and leave her to die...thankfully," Bryant wrote.
Tahoe was the second youngest cub to be brought to the facility, weighing just 5.4 pounds and estimated to be between 8 and 10 weeks old. It could barely walk.
Bryant wrote that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will test Tahoe's hair and blood in an effort to track its roots.
"If it points to this general area then it will be 100% clear where she will be released after Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care gets her ready for the Big World," she wrote.