Monday, March 11 2013 6:31 PM EDT2013-03-11 22:31:34 GMT
The two male bear cubs were sent to the Appalachian Bear Rescue in Tennessee, but the female cub was brought to Charles Towne Landing.More >>
There is a new animal calling Charles Towne Landing home -- at least for now. The female bear cub, approximately four weeks, is one of three that was found in a box on the side of the road in the Upstate late last week.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Three bear cubs found abandoned in a box in the South Carolina mountains last winter are going to be returned to the wild this fall.
Dana Dodd of Appalachian Bear Rescue in Townsend, Tenn., tells The Associated Press that the three cubs have been staying at the nonprofit facility in recent months. After they were found in March, one of the cubs was treated for a couple of weeks at the Animal Forest at the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston. Then it was taken to Tennessee.
The bears each now weigh about 70 pounds.
Dodd says the bears will be released by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, likely in November.
That would be after the two week bear hunting season in Upstate.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
3 bear cubs found in SC to be returned to wildMore>>
Saturday, March 23 2013 1:00 PM EDT2013-03-23 17:00:34 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WCIV) - The bear cub sent to Charles Towne Landing after being found with two other cubs in a cardboard box on the side of the road has been reunited with its siblings. The AppalachianMore >>
The bear cub sent to Charles Towne Landing after being found with two other cubs in a cardboard box on the side of the road has been reunited with her siblings. More >>
Like Us On Facebook
South Carolina HeadlinesSouth Carolina HeadlinesMore>>
A Jasper County hunting preserve is paying $250,000 in restitution after three of its employees pleaded guilty to illegally trapping and killing hawks and owls to improve quail hunting on the property.More >>
A South Carolina woman who authorities say is a gang member known as "Lady Jamaica" has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father. Chason...More >>