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Trooper rescues cubs after mother bear struck, killed by car

4 years 2 months 1 week ago Tuesday, April 17 2018 Apr 17, 2018 April 17, 2018 2:32 PM April 17, 2018 in News
Source: ABC News

FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA - Two abandoned bear cubs rescued last week are recovering after their mother was struck and killed by a car.

A report from ABC News says the mother bear was crossing a major highway in Franklin County when she was hit by a vehicle. The cubs were left stranded on the road, and were later rescued by a Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper.

Veterinarians say the cubs were malnourished, and one had a fractured skull.


The clinic announced on Tuesday that the cubs are recovering well, gaining weight, and even playing with one another.

They'll continue to undergo rehabilitation for about a year until they can be released back into the wild.

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