Estes Park bear euthanized after breaking into homes, businesses |

Estes Park bear euthanized after breaking into homes, businesses

ESTES PARK — Colorado Parks and Wildlife said it decided to euthanize a mother bear after it became a public safety risk to the residents of the northern Colorado town.

Jason Clay, with Parks and Wildlife, told KUSA-TV that the sow had become habitual and lost her natural fear of humans.

He said the sow had reportedly broken into several Estes Park homes and businesses, including during the daytime when people were around.

The mother bear had three cubs — all of which were taken to Frisco Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on Friday.

Parks and Wildlife said it hopes to save the cubs and teach them to be wild again. The cubs will stay at the rehab center until they are ready to be released back into the wild.

A different bear roams the Stanley hotel in Estes Park

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