Caught on camera: Orphaned bear cubs tranquilized, moved to artificial dens near Pikes Peak

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TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers tranquilized and relocated five orphaned bear cubs to artificial dens on Pikes Peak Wednesday.

The cubs, each weighing upwards of 100 pounds, were taken to two den sites on the mountain, placed inside and left to spend the remainder of the winter.

CPW officers used sleds to pull the bear cubs through the forest and placed them in their new shelter.

Officers said moments like these are an opportunity to give cubs a new chance at life.

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