Orphaned bear cubs head home

U.S. & World

TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (KUSA) Moving day isn’t so stressful if you find a mover like Tim Kroening. 

His team from Colorado Parks and Wildlife did all the heavy lifting recently on moving day for four orphaned black bear cubs.

“Today we’re out here releasing some cubs,” Kroening said. “We’re actually putting them in an artificial den that we made.”

Kroening helped orchestrate the move of the orphaned cubs into their new homes. 

Wildlife officers and trained volunteers used sleds to move the cubs, ranging in weight from 110 to 160 pounds, through the snow and steep terrain.

“If we didn’t do this, these bears would likely die,” Kroening said. “They don’t have great odds of growing up in the wild without a mom.”

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