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Bear cubs released into the wild

Posted at 2:36 PM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 12:49:23-04

(COLORADO SPRINGS) – ​Colorado Parks and Wildlife released a total of six bear cubs back into the wild Friday afternoon.

The cubs are going to an undisclosed location in artificial dens in the area around Pikes Peak. The cubs were tranquilized and taken to two different sites on the mountain, where they will spend the remainder of the winter.

CPW expects that they will wake up, see they are already in a den, and hopefully start to hibernate.

All in all, CPW says the process of rehabilitating these three cubs, fattening them up for hibernation, and bringing them back out to Pikes Peak to be released took about seven months.

Sleepy Bear Cubs

While CPW allowed News 5 to come along for the journey of one set of cubs, they asked that we not reveal their exact location for their safety. However, what we can do, is show you these adorable fuzzballs being introduced to their new, but secret, winter den.