Black bear escapes wildlife rehab facility in Montana

Posted at 12:27 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 14:27:59-04

A yearling black bear reportedly broke out of the Montana Wildlife Rehab Center sometime over Tuesday night.

The young bear is on the loose as Fish Wildlife and Parks’ crews actively search for the animal. The Helena Montana Police Department says it is unknown where the bear could’ve gone.

People in that area are being asked to keep an eye out for the yearling. The police department says the bear has green tags on it’s ears as an identifier, although it is not common to see bears wandering in the community.

Residents are asked not to approach the bear if seen, but to call 911.