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Black bear captured at Pocatello Zoo 2018

Black bear breaks into zoo, gets a Fish and Game escort back to the wild

Bear breaks into zoo: it sounds like the punchline of a joke, but it recently happened at Zoo Idaho in Pocatello, and Fish and Game conservation officers had a unique situation on their hands. 

Early morning on July 3, a wild black bear was discovered inside the zoo perimeter by zoo staff conducting the morning rounds. The 120-pound, 3-year old black bear quickly climbed a large tree in front of the black bear exhibit.

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