Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Return Tucson bear to Frog Mountain

A bear was shot with tranquilizer darts today on Tucson's NE side when he roamed in to an urban area. AZ Game & Fish officials may donate the bear to the City of Tucson's Reid Park zoo, where he would be held in a much too small enclosure considering the big habitat areas bears cover in the wild.

Because our city has sprawled on to the bear's habitat, he should be returned soon to the wilds in the Catalina Mountains (aka Frog Mountain). This bear likely wouldn't return to the city, given the stress he's been through.

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