03 May '11, 12am

Abandoned Polar Bear Cub May Face Life In A Zoo

Abandoned Polar Bear Cub May Face Life In A Zoo

Ready for a tearjerker? A 17-pound polar bear cub was captured by officials from the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage on Friday. The cub was originally spotted leaving a den with her mother and a fellow cub by researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey. They managed to capture the family and put a radio collar on the mother. “Unfortunately, the collar slipped off a few days later,” said Rosa Meehan , a manager forthe Fish and Wildlife Service marine mammals in Alaska. Cut to a few weeks later and the cub was spotted alone, orphaned or abandoned by her mother. Another subsequent spotting of the cub all by her lonesome prompted the Fish and Wildlife team to coordinate rescue plans with the Alaska zoo. The female cub is estimated to be about 4 months old and is being fed a puppy milk replacement formula fortified with whipping cream to meet all of her nutritional basics. “It was init...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/05/02/abandoned-polar-bear-c...

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