Bear Cub Saved by DEC in Ulster County
One Hudson Valley cub is thanking the DEC for their help.
On Sunday, February 3rd the Department of Environmental Conservation recieved a call from a concerned citizien in Ulster County about a bear cub in their neighborhood. DEC Officer Adam Johnson got the call about the bear being in a tree close to a highway in Shandaken.
According to a press release, DEC biologist were already in the area trying to capture a bear cub.
As ECO Johnson got to the scene he witness the bear sitting in front of the trap. The bear cub gave in an entered the trap for the treats. Once secure, Officer Johnson took the bear to a wildlife rehabilitation center. There, the bear cub was found to be severely dehydrated and malnourished, only weighing 10 pounds.
The DEC states that bear cubs this time of year should weigh close to 50 pounds and should be in hibernation. The DEC is also impressed by this bear cub even survived, considering weather in the Hudson Valley was near the freezing mark during the weeks leading up to his rescue.