4 Bears Relocated After Wandering Boulder Residential Area

August 27, 2015

Colorado wildlife officials used tranquilizer darts to relocate four bears that were found wandering in Boulder.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Kris Middledorf told the Daily Camera that a mother and her two cubs were seen climbing a tree in a residential yard Wednesday morning. The mother bear had climbed a tree when wildfire officers tranquilized her. She fell, and wildlife officers caught her.

One of her two cubs also was tranquilized. Both were put in a cage with their mother.

Later Wednesday, wildlife officers had to tranquilize another bear that was also in a residential area in Boulder.

Wildlife officials say a lot of bears have wandered into Front Range cities recently because of a shortage of food in their natural habitat.