It’s kind of quiet right now, so here’s an interesting story about a new “soft release” method Montana FWP is trying for returning orphaned bear cubs to the wild before they become too habituated to human presence. Sounds like it might just work . . .
Erik Wenum can hardly see inside the small plywood box, where two orphaned black bear cubs at the state’s wildlife shelter in Helena are acting like teenagers trying to be rousted before noon. They just want to sleep, but Wenum’s got other plans for them. . .