Vets use fish skin to treat bear cub burned in California wildfire

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Veterinarians at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife used tilapia skins to help heal a black bear's paws that were burned in the Carr Fire.

"She was lying in a tiny little patch of ground that was the only piece that wasn’t burned. Everything around her was burned," CDFW veterinarian Deana Clifford told KTXL.

The bear's paw pads were burnt raw. If she were a dog or a cat, veterinarians would put new bandages on every day or so and they’d physically...

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