10 Apr '12, 5am

Zoo-Bound Bear Escapes Back Into the Wild

Zoo-Bound Bear Escapes Back Into the Wild

Since Shaguyik was found wandering alone as a young cub in the forests of Alaska, the 2-year-old Kodiak bear's life has been anything but ordinary. For a little over a year, the presumed orphan has been living on the ground of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center outside Anchorage, growing accustomed to the regular meals and general safety that captivity entails -- but her keepers' best intentions were no match for the call of the wild. Just months away from her planned transfer to a zoo in Sweden , Shaguyik stunned her stewards by making a bold escape last week, the first time it's ever happened at the facility for injured and orphaned wildlife. And this was no haphazard break-out; Shaguyik, it seems, saw a rare opportunity to breach the Center's security system and took it, scaling the fence that kept her from the world beyond. “We had our electric fence turned off fo...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/zoo-bound-brow...

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