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DPS: Cubs caught after crash kills mother bear on SR-77 near Dudleyville

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Posted at 10:16 AM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 13:16:40-04

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says three cubs are being cared for after their mother was hit and killed on State Route 77 Monday morning.

DPS says the crash occurred near Dudleyville and the mother bear was found dead at the scene.

Three small bear cubs were located nearby. Troopers, Hayden police officers and a citizen loaded two of the cubs into a patrol car.

Arizona Game and Fish Department arrived and took over, capturing the third cub.

They will be taken to Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale for rehabilitation and possible release back into the wild.