Bear cub dies at refuge, months after its mom was euthanized
BYRAM, N.J. (AP) -- A bear cub whose mother was euthanized earlier this year after a confrontation with a hunter has died after it developed medical problems.
NJ.com reports the cub was recently euthanized due to an irreversible bone disease.
The cub and a sibling were taken to the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge in Pittstown following the Jan. 13 incident in Allamuchy State Park in Byram. The sibling died there a couple weeks later, though its cause of death remains unknown.
Authorities have said the hunter inadvertently stepped on the cub's mother, who was lying near a fallen log, The female bear bit the hunter's leg and wouldn't let go, forcing the hunter to shoot and wound it.
State wildlife agents later located the bear and ultimately euthanized it.