Bear Found on Mt. Lemmon Finds New Home

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Bear Found on Mt. Lemmon Finds New Home

Over the hot summer months, hikers on Tucson’s Mt. Lemmon reported eight separate sightings of a 1-year-old black bear. The animal became a bit of a nuisance, following hikers and attempting to get inside an occupied trailer. In many cases like this, bears that exhibit no fear of humans and create problems are usually euthanized. This story, however, has a happy ending, as the animal has been placed in a new sanctuary.

The Arizona Department of Game and Fish decided it was best to move the bear, and she now has a new home at Bearizona, a wildlife park in Williams that offers a drive-thru experience featuring wolves, mountain goats, bison and, of course, bears.

The animal, named Lemmon after the place where she was found, is still very young and should easily make friends with her new neighbors. In Bearizona, there are two other cubs around the same age who will be living with her, and hopefully they will establish a bond.

Lemmon will be in mandatory quarantine for 30 days before being officially released into her new habitat. If you would like to plan a visit to see her and other beautiful animals, visit https://bearizona.com/ for more information!

 

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