We were constantly instructed to flee if we spotted a baby bear in the woods. There’s probably a fiercely guarded mother bear nearby. But what if the baby bear is alone and has no mother nearby?
For this tiny cub in Herkimer County, such was the situation.
ECO Saves the Day After reports of a young bear roaming free, DEC Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Robert Howe was sent to the Town of Salisbury. Howe was informed by the resident that the cub had been in the neighborhood for five days without any indication of its mother.
A tiny cub requires its mother’s care and protection to develop. The youngster was very underweight, and ECO Howe predicted that it wouldn’t survive much longer on its alone.
The bear was securely captured and loaded into his station car. Howe then transported the bear to the Hunter-based Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center. The cub will receive the attention and care it need at our rehabilitation facility.
When he is mature enough, they will release him back into nature.