An orphaned bear cub burned by a Colorado wildfire has been released back into the wild.

The Durango Herald reports that the cub was placed in the mountains west of Durango on Friday, asleep inside a man-made den along with a second orphaned cub. Officials hope they will not wake up until spring when food is more available.

The injured cub’s feet were severely burned in a wildfire that raged north of Durango last summer.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said the cub weighed only 10 pounds when she came to a wildlife rehabilitation center but gained 80 pounds. Once the cub was able to walk, she was moved to a pen with other cubs.

The center limits human interaction, giving the cubs a better chance at survival when released.

In this June 27, 2018, file photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Michael Sirochman, a veterinary technician for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, treats a bear cub whose paws were burned in a Colorado wildfire. (Joe Lewandowski/ Colorado Parks and Wildlife via AP, File)
In this June 27, 2018, file photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Michael Sirochman, a veterinary technician for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, treats a bear cub whose paws were burned in a Colorado wildfire. (Joe Lewandowski/ Colorado Parks and Wildlife via AP, File)
FILE - In this June 27, 2018 file photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a female bear cub lies on a table with bandages on her burned paws in Del Norte, Colo. (Joe Lewandowski/ Colorado Parks and Wildlife via AP, File)
FILE – In this June 27, 2018 file photo provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, a female bear cub lies on a table with bandages on her burned paws in Del Norte, Colo. (Joe Lewandowski/ Colorado Parks and Wildlife via AP, File)