For those who didn’t read today’s story, Roberta and her mother and a sibling were struck by a vehicle as they attempted to cross C-470 near Morrison in September of 2008.
The female was struck by a car but kept on going. One cub was killed. The other had two broken legs.
The cub was taken to the Deer Creek Animal Hospital in Littleton, which repaired the cub’s legs in a complex surgery. Then it was taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Ellicott.
Six months later, the cub was returned to the wild. Click here to see this video of Roberta being set free.
The county commission voted to strip $15,000 in funding earmarked for the center from a $1 million federal block grant.
But take a look at these pictures and video and decide for yourself whether the center is worthy of receiving a few extra bucks for an outdoor pavilion where kids can come and learn about Colorado’s rapidly disappearing heritage.