Escaped grizzly cub: How did "Booboo" escape?

An escaped grizzly cub was spotted roaming a wooded area near Naples, Fla. yesterday. The 125-pound grizzly cub "Booboo" escaped from a facility Tuesday afternoon.

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    An escaped grizzly cub was spotted Wednesday near Naples, Fla. In this photo, a sow grizzly leads her cubs throuth Yellowstone National Park, in Wyoming.
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An escaped grizzly bear cub was seen roaming a wooded area in the Naples area on Wednesday.

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have been looking for the 125-pound grizzly cub after it escaped from a facility Tuesday afternoon in Golden Gate Estates. Wildlife officials asked residents to report any sightings.

Wildlife supervisor Capt. Mitts Mravic says residents shouldn't approach the bear if they see it, but should call law enforcement with "information on a direction of travel."

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The cub is likely in a wooded area on the owner's property or a neighboring property. But wildlife officials say it could potentially travel in search of food.

Black bears live in the area, but the escaped grizzly cub is brown, officials noted.

The commission is also looking into the cause of the escape.


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