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SEE IT: Bobcat injured in California wildfire gets released back into wild

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 12/2/2020 Peter Sblendorio

Less than two months after a bobcat that was injured in a California wildfire was rescued, officials have released the animal back into the wild.

The San Diego Humane Society said the animal, a female that is now believed to be between 7 and 9 months old, made a complete recovery after being taken to its Ramona Wildlife Center in San Diego County.

The humane society tweeted out a video Wednesday showing the bobcat’s release.

a cat sitting on top of a metal fence: This bobcat, pictured here on Nov. 13, made a complete recovery after suffering burns in a California wildfire. © Provided by New York Daily News This bobcat, pictured here on Nov. 13, made a complete recovery after suffering burns in a California wildfire.

This bobcat, pictured here on Nov. 13, made a complete recovery after suffering burns in a California wildfire.

A woman first came across the ailing feline on Oct. 13 as she walked her dogs. The bobcat was discovered after a fire broke out in September in San Bernardino County in September.

Upon her arrival at the wildlife center, the bobcat received treatment for multiple burns, including some that were infected.

The animal was also emaciated, but doubled her weight during her seven-week rehabilitation.

“This is why we work so hard for every single patient who comes through our doors — so they can return to the wild and thrive in their natural habitat,” said the wildlife center’s campus director, Andy Blue.

“This little fighter went from emaciated with severe burns to becoming a feisty predator who will be able to fend for herself in nature,” Blue continued. “We are thrilled!”

The bobcat was taken to an area away from the fire with plenty of “food and water sources,” the humane society said.

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