Mother bear, cub captured in West Hanover Township

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has captured a black bear that is believed to be the mother of a young cub found wandering last week in Dauphin County.

The mother bear and a second cub were captured just a few hundred feet from a West Hanover Township hair salon where the 4-month-old male cub was found April 29. Both have been released on a state game land in Lebanon County.

The 10-pound cub found last week is receiving care at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Monroe County.

A Game Commission officer said the young cub will not be released until his caretakers believe he can fend for himself in the wild, probably sometime in August, and he will not be reunited with his mother because of the amount of time they’ve been separated.

Wildlife conservation officers are still looking for a third cub that was seen with the mother bear last month.

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