Family gets visit from orphaned bear cub, feeds him apples
Family gets visit from orphaned bear cub, feeds him apples In this Oct. 20, 2015 photo, a bear cub, who was found wandering near the Bear River near Chinook, Wash., sits in a trap, to give his mother one last chance to find him. He has been taken to a wildlife rehabilitation facility by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife after being discovered by the Hazen family, which fed him apple slices. (Natalie St. John/The Chinook Observer via AP)
Family gets visit from orphaned bear cub, feeds him apples
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A small black bear cub came along Erica and Bruce Hazen's country road. He peeked into their kitchen. He looked through their glass door.

One evening the cub stood alone in the rain. It was looking for a way into the couple's home. The Hazens live just across the mouth of the Columbia River from Astoria.

The Daily Astorian reports the family fed the cub apple slices.

The mother bear did not come back for two nights. So, the Hazens called the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

A wildlife official got the cub into a bear trap. The official used apple slices to help catch the bear.

The cub is healthy so it will be taken to a special care center. Other bear cubs are being raised there too.

The hope is that he will be brought back to the wild one day.

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Why might the family have fed the bear cub apple slices?
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  • jaxp-osb
    11/16/2015 - 03:24 p.m.

    that is cute

  • oliviaj-osb
    11/16/2015 - 03:24 p.m.

    I think that they feed the bear to keep it heathy

  • jaxp-osb
    11/16/2015 - 03:26 p.m.

    soit can live a good life

  • lucyh-jac
    11/16/2015 - 06:26 p.m.

    I agree with landonb-osb, because I loved that this person says that this person like when they feed the bear with apple.

  • jrohrbaugh-swe
    1/21/2016 - 01:41 p.m.

    The Hazen's fed the little cub because they thought the cub was hungry so they gave him some apples.

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