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Virginia bear habitat opens

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 The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says our area has one of the highest bear populations in the state and they get hundreds of calls every year.

     But now black bear cubs separated from their mothers will have a new home in Virginia.

     Today there's a dedication for the new habitat at the Wildlife Center of Virginia just outside Waynesboro.

     They say there are too many cases of people trying to raise bear cubs themselves. This enclosure will teach the cubs how to be bears -- looking for food, climbing trees and interacting with each other.

     The idea is if they can take care of themselves they'll stay away from people and things like dumpsters.

     The project cost around $450,000.  

 

 

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