Bear falls to death during failed attempt to relocate her and two cubs
A mother bear died Thursday after Colorado Parks and Wildlife was unsuccessful in trying to remove her and two young cubs from a residential neighborhood just south of Colorado Springs.
The bears, which had reportedly been rooting through residents’ garbage, would have been relocated after being captured, Parks and Wildlife spokesman Bill Vogrin said. When wildlife officers arrived, the mother was in a tree and couldn’t be removed without being tranquilized. The tranquilizer didn’t take effect immediately and the mother climbed higher, falling to her death when it knocked her out. The cubs will be taken to a rehabilitation facility and eventually released.