With over 5,000 bears living there, New Hampshire is a unique place for bears to live in the woods. It used to be called the White Mountain National Park.
State policeman Thomas Owens saw a bear cub that was in trouble one day. He got out of his patrol car to watch a mother bear and four other cubs cross the road back and forth.
After looking for a while, he realized that one of the kids was falling behind and that his mother was doing everything she could to get him to catch up with the others.
The child didn’t want to go, so he stopped across the street. His mother tried to get him to walk, but the cub was too weak to stand back up.
Even though the mother tried, she decided to leave the weak cub behind and go into the wild with the other three.
Because Owens saw this happening, he called New Hampshire Fish and Wildlife to get help for the sick cub.
He couldn’t wait any longer and was a little worried because he knew he would be in trouble if the mother bear came back.
He knew that the little cub also needed help. In the end, they had to take the cub to a rehab center and help the staff take care of it.
The picture below shows that he was able to catch the child.
To make things even worse, the mother bear had left her sick second cub earlier that day.
Fish and Wildlife officials were able to find the cub before it was too late when they went looking for him.
The child is getting great care right now and will soon be safe enough to go back to his mother and/or sisters.