By Jennifer McRae

DURANGO, Colo. (CBS4)– A bear that was badly burned on its paws in a fire west of Durango was released back into the wild. The bear had been recovering from those burns for the past two months.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

On Monday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers took the bear to a remote location not far from where he was found. The bear had been recovering from burned paws at the Frisco Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Facility since June.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

No tracking device was placed on the 2-year-old bear as he was released back into the wild because his contact with humans was restricted to care of his wounds.

(credit: Colorado Parks & Wildlife)

The bear happily scampered away once it got away from all the peering eyes of the wildlife photographers!

Jennifer McRae

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