Santa Fe Bear And Cub Relocated To Gila National Forest

Aug 24, 2014

Credit U.S. Forest Service

   New Mexico Game and Fish officers say a bear and her cub have been safely relocated to a remote area after being treed in a Santa Fe neighborhood.

Both have already been taken to the Gila National Forest since being tranquilized near an elementary school Friday morning.

Game and Fish officials say this is the third time the tagged adult female bear and the cub have been captured in towns and relocated.

Biologist Rick Winslow says they did not euthanize her since she has cubs.

Residents called police about 6 a.m. Friday to report the roaming bruins. Officers chased the bears into a tree and called Game and Fish.

The mother weighs about 160 pounds and her cub about 75 pounds.


Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican,

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