Bear rescue: Man drives an hour to save injured cub

An Arizona man drove 80 miles to rescue an injured bear cub and bring it to a wildlife conservation center. It is unkown if the injured bear cub will be released into the wild.

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This file photo shows a brown bear and her cub playing on the road on the outskirts of Sinaia, 87 miles north of Bucharest, Romania. An Arizona man rescued and injured bear cub and drove 80 miles to bring it to a wildlife conservation center.

An injured bear cub is recovering in Arizona after a man who initially thought it was a dead dog along the side of the road scooped it up and drove it 80 miles to get help.

KTAR-FM reports that Christopher Morris of Payson called several rescues in the Payson area to take the bear but none had space.

He then contacted the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center about an hour away in Scottsdale, which agreed to take the bear, and he took the cub on the road trip.

Tests showed the 4-month-old cub had a fractured leg but was otherwise in good health.

It is unknown if the cub will be released back into the wild.


Information from: KTAR-FM,

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