An orphaned bear cub has a new home after it decided to take a ride in a raft.
After seeing the cub struggle along the side of the Nolichucky River for several days with no mama bear in sight, river guides were concerned about the malnourished bear and how they were going to rescue the animal.
A spokesperson for Appalachian Bear Rescue said the cub will have to gain about 50 pounds before being released back into the wild. The rescue group also said that people should not approach bears in distress, but instead call a local wildlife agency.
Fantastic photo of bear rescued in the Nolichucky River. Raft guide Danny Allen of High Mountain Expeditions rows an...