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Orphaned bear cubs raised in Lynnwood get freedom, ‘a second shot at life’

The male black bear is the first to leave the culvert trap and hightail into the woods off a logging road in Grays Harbor County on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

Two bear clubs, a brother and sister, were only two weeks old when a forest worker and his dog inadvertently disturbed their den, scaring away their mother.

On Tuesday, they were released back into the wild after spending the past 15 months at the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood, where their caretakers took extra care not to expose them to humans.

Two bear cubs would never have survived the winter after their den was disturbed and their mother ran off in February 2020. After 15 months at PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood, the siblings were returned to Grays Harbor County to resume their lives as wild American black bears. WATCH

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