The zoo in Pocatello was closed to the public when the wild bear entered and climbed a big tree.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho zoo reopened Tuesday after wildlife officials captured a wild black bear that somehow made it past a perimeter fence and climbed a large tree.
Officials with the city of Pocatello say wildlife officers with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game captured the bear and put on a collar and ear tag for tracking.
Zoo Idaho Director Peter Pruett says the bear climbed a Ponderosa tree and was about 50 feet off the ground at one point.
Pruett says the zoo already has two black bears and doesn’t need another.
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Officials say the bear is likely a young male looking for new territory.