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Nov 11, 2015 6:11 PM

4 motherless bear cubs will rehabilitate in Lyme until next May or June

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LYME — Four motherless bear cubs are doing well after the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department found them in Jackson last week, according to the Union Leader.

Andy Timmins, New Hampshire's bear biologist with Fish and Game, explains that the cub's mother was shot and killed by a hunter in October. With exposure to human food, many feared that the cubs would also be shot if they were not rescued.

Ben Kilham, a biologist and rehabilitator, took custody of the 11 month old cubs, says that they have a bright future. Over the past 23 years Kilham has rehabilitated and released over 130 bear cubs.

The cubs will stay in Kilham's care until their release next May or June.

Manchester resident Donna Ellis, who has family members in the Jackson area, has set up a GoFundMe page to cover the cub's rehabilitation.

Kilham stresses the consequences of feeding bears, which ultimately leads to them becoming too comfortable around humans.

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