Abandoned cubs rescued by Department of Fish and Wildlife officers

wdfw bear cub rescue

SPOKANE, Wash.— On Saturday, two baby black bear cubs were discovered crying in their den, located on Washington State Department of Natural Resources-managed land in Thurston County.

After waiting for hours to see if their mother would return, the cubs were ruled abandoned and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife officers picked them up.

Currently, the cubs are receiving proper care from PAWS and will be raised as wild bears. When they reach maturity, they will be re-released into the wild.

These cute little guys were discovered on DNR-managed land, crying in their den. Unfortunately, after hours passed, it…

Posted by Washington State Department of Natural Resources on Saturday, February 15, 2020

The DNR hopes this story can serve as a reminder to contact the WDFW Enforcement office at (360)-902-2936 or call 911 if you encounter an animal that appears injured or deserted.