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Arizona wildlife park takes in orphaned cubs

Posted at 4:05 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 19:05:47-04

Two orphaned cubs have been taken in by handlers at Arizona's wildlife park, Bearizona.

They were found perched on a tree in Pinetop after the mother was euthanized by Game and Fish officers.

The adult female had been tagged previously and was being tracked because it was regularly returning to neighborhoods looking for food. A Game and Fish spokesman said the animal was being feed daily by a Pinetop woman. 

The two cubs, both about four months old, will be raised at the Bearizona park, spokeswoman April White said. 

The young cubs will be quarantined and closely monitored by veterinarians and animal staff for 30 days before inheriting their own exhibit in the walk-through section of the park, Fort Bearizona. The public will be able to see the cubs in their new home beginning Friday, June 29.