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DEEP provides update on rescued orphan bear cubs

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is providing an update on the two orphaned bear cubs rescued in Newtown yesterday.  DEEP Wildlife Division Director Jenny Dickson says staff was in the woods 12 hours on Monday.  While one cub came down the tree relatively quickly, staff waited through rain, high winds and lightning for the other.  The second cub was tranquilized shortly before sunset.  Dickson says they were prepared for a long day as wild animals behave differently.  This morning they were awake and feisty.  Dickson says they need a little extra support right now, though they are healthy and doing well.  She says they probably have a good chance of surviving.  DEEP is making final arrangements with other states, seeing has space and is willing to accept the cubs until they are older and can be brought back to Connecticut.

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