Three sedated bear cubs were transported to the CPW office in Colorado Springs from the rehabilitation facility near Wetmore, Colorado in a special trailer. Onlookers were able to peek inside to see the cubs. Four other cubs were transported in another trailer.
CPW had to euthanize 27 bears as a result of human-bear conflicts in 2017, and at least nine orphaned bear cubs had to go to a local rehabilitation facility run by volunteers. Last week, CPW relocated seven rehabilitated bear cubs at undisclosed locations on Pikes Peak, putting them into man-made hibernation dens so they would wake up in their natural environment this spring.