Man-made dens used to rehabilitate bear cubs |

Man-made dens used to rehabilitate bear cubs

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officials say four orphaned black bear cubs that were placed in man-made dens have awoken from their slumber and are roaming the Colorado mountains.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras says the bears were placed in two dens — one north of Silverthorne and one on the Grand Mesa — in February. They awoke in March.

The Summit Daily News ( ) reports the bears were captured last summer after coming into close contact with humans. One incident in Summit County involved a vehicle hitting one of a bruin family and others scaling a power pole only to have one electrocuted, frightening the others.

Porras says “it’s neat to see these little cubs come out of hibernation — wandering around and playing and getting used to their new environment.”

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