Bear cub found in downtown Juneau relocated

State wildlife officials have relocated a black bear cub captured last week in downtown Juneau.

Ryan Scott, with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, says with a cub of the year, the odds are not very favorable it will survive on its own. He says the department looked for possible placement of the cub but found no place able to take it. He says the 9-month-old cub was in pretty good shape, and he had watched it forage, so he knew she knows she needs to eat.

Given that, he says the decision was made to relocate her.

Scott doesn’t know what happened to the cub’s mother.

This was the second cub found downtown in about a week. He says the other cub was in poor health and euthanized.

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