N.H. Wildlife Officials Take In Orphaned Bear Cub

Photo: Courtesy of N.H. Fish and Game Law Enforcement Division.

WAKEFIELD, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Wednesday morning, cub was spotted near where a female black bear was hit and killed by a vehicle on Route 16 in Wakefield, New Hampshire, prompting wildlife officials to step in and bring in the baby for rehabilitation.

According to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Law Enforcement Division, the cub would likely not survive in the wild unless it was caught and rehabilitated. N.H. Fish and Game personnel, including Ken St. Pierre, Black Bear Project Leader Andrew Timmins, and U.S.D.A. Bear Technician John Sojka were able to work together and capture the cub, officials said.

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Wildlife officials say the bear cub will be handed over to Ben Killham for rehabilitation, where it will stay until it reaches an age where it can survive in the wildness on its lonesome.

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