Bear Cub May Be Put Down for Being Too Friendly

A bear cub that hangs around the Northstar resort in California is a bit too friendly and that might not be a good thing.

Ann Bryant, executive director at Bear League said it could be an issue if it still approaches people when the bear is fully grown.

“This cub approached people because she didn’t know any better. This is very rare. Let’s say she goes back into the wild and she grows up and adds about two to three hundred pounds on to her weight. She’s big, she’s strong, and she still thinks she can approach people? That’s not going to be good and somebody is going to shoot her.”

California Department of Fish and Wildlife removed the cub from the area for testing. Once the tests are complete, they will decide whether they will put the bear in a sanctuary or put her down.

A snowboarder filmed this encounter with the cub recently.

 
 

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