Land & Environment

Caring for Cubs: USU is Helping to Rehab Three Orphaned Bear Cubs

By Taylor Emerson |

USU is currently helping to care for three orphaned bear cubs - two of which were found near the Book Cliffs area, and one of which was found around the Manti Mountain Range. The cubs are being rehabilitated at the USDA-Wildlife Services-Predator Research Facility in Millville, as a part of a conjoined effort from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the United States Department of Agriculture, and Utah State University – which began about eight years ago. Orphaned cubs are kept at the facility until they are ready for release in the fall, in order to explore and find a den to hibernate.


Taylor Emerson
Digital Journalist
University Marketing and Communications
(435) 797-2262


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