Ursus urbinus: 'elderly' 400lb bear spotted roaming Los Angeles suburb

Los Angeles, Animals, California, Wildlife

Ursus urbinus: 'elderly' 400lb bear spotted roaming Los Angeles suburb

Los Angeles, Animals

2/22/2020

Ursus urbinus: 'elderly' 400lb bear spotted roaming Los Angeles suburb

Authorities tranquillized the animal and took her to a forest, but it’s not uncommon for wildlife to wander into neighborhoods

A big, old bear wandered a Los Angeles foothill suburb Friday, drawing curious onlookers and news media before wildlife authorities removed it. The bear sluggishly ambled along streets and into backyards in Monrovia, which sits at the foot of the San Gabriel mountains. The Monrovia police department said officers kept watch and called state Department of Fish and Wildlife workers to the neighborhood. The bear was eventually tranquillized and taken to the nearest suitable forest habitat, said Tim Daly, a fish and wildlife spokesman. “One of our guys out on the scene described the bear as huge: about 400lb (181kg), female, and older,” Daly said. “In the bear world, she would be described as elderly.” The bear was otherwise fine, he said. “It’s a little alarming how close and comfortable people were getting up next to this bear, but there were no incidents, so we’re happy about that,” he added. It was believed to be the same bear seen a day earlier in Monrovia, where it’s not uncommon for animals to wander out of the sprawling Angeles national forest above the city. The city’s bear safety webpage notes that bears emerge from winter dens and return to the foothills in search of food when the weather warms up. That typically occurs in spring, but southern California’s winter has been very mild. Temperatures climbed to 80F (27C) in the San Gabriel valley on Thursday. Monrovia’s most famous bear visitor was Samson the Hot Tub Bear, who took a liking to backyard pools in the 1990s. He eventually was sent to live in the Orange county zoo. Topics Read more: The Guardian

That bear was just looking for food after its long hibernation. We're here! We're queer! We don't want any more bears! What he really wants to do is direct. Somebody call TeamKhabib Has anybody stopped to think that this bear’s ancestors roamed this area long before these humans moved in? She has dementia, that used to be her grove as a wee cub.

Yogi where's his hat!! ☝️bertkreischer need a 🪒 We really need to stop disturbing and destroying their natural habitats. Russia has arrived. Eat the bear. Devour the noble beast!

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