Ilwaco bears relocated to Olympics
Last updated 6/25/2021 at 3:44pm
ILWACO - Three little Ilwaco black bear cubs and their mother are adjusting to "wild" life on the Olympic Peninsula on June 16 after the mom's plight generated intense concern on social media.
Although Ilwaco includes some prime bear habitat, these bears resided in the center of the town's residential area, living on unsecured garbage, pet food and other unnatural nutritional sources. Having a protective female with cubs in day-to-day proximity to people would always be a concern, and this case had an added complication: the mom's neck was tightly trapped inside a hard plastic object. These factors prompted an intervention by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. To read more from this article, visit: https://www.chinookobserver.com/news/local/ilwaco-bears-relocated-to-olympics/article_86871ad6-d2c3-11eb-a787-47cd742d916f.html