A black bear is recovering in Grafton after being found orphaned and thin.
The male bear, which had probably been orphaned, is being treated at the Bernice Barbour Wildlife Clinic at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts.
Katherine Cinnamond, assistant director of public relations for Tufts University, told the Grafton Daily Voice the bear, which was found weighing 15 pounds, is eating and now weighs a healthy 40 pounds.
The bear will be released back into the wild on Wednesday. Experts hope he will instinctively hibernate for the winter.