Sharon Larson

Wildlife Rehabilitation
4:00 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Let Out the Bears

Mark Naniot, wildlife rehabilitator at Wild Instincts, climbs into a treehouse to move a sedated bear.
Natalie Jablonski WXPR News

Wisconsin's bear hunting season ended this month.  

That’s good news for a group of young bears that spent most of the year at a wildlife rehab center.  They finally have the chance to be released back into the wild.  As WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski reports, that release is also good news for the bears’ caretakers…who finally have a chance to get some rest.

Bear release day dawns cloudy and damp. Just east of busy traffic on Highway 47, Mark Naniot has rounded up interns and a small crew of volunteers. 

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