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Orphaned bear cubs returned to Calif. mountains

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Two orphaned bear cubs have been released in the California mountains nearly five months after a poacher killed their mother.

Campers found the two California black bear cubs in August in the Sierra national Forest east of Fresno. The cubs were sucking on their mother’s carcass after she was illegally killed by a bow hunter.

The Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/zz2FwP ) says the undernourished cubs dubbed “The Fresno Brothers” were captured and taken to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in South Lake Tahoe where they were nursed to health.

They were released Tuesday in the Kaiser Pass area north of Huntington Lake.


Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com

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