Massachusetts

Workers rescue 3 bear cubs from tree after mother electrocuted

  • Bear cubs in the tree in Gardner.

    Bear cubs in the tree in Gardner.  (Paul N. DeMeo via AP)

  • The bear cubs rescued on Monday.

    The bear cubs rescued on Monday.  (Paul N. DeMeo via AP)

Massachusetts environmental workers have come to the aid of three bear cubs after their mother was electrocuted by a transformer.

The Telegram & Gazette reports state environmental and wildlife workers and the Gardner Fire Department rescued the cubs Monday morning from a nearby tree.

The bears' mother was killed Sunday evening when it came in contact with a transformer.

Wildlife officials say the cubs are in good health. It's unclear what will be done with the bears.

Environmental police say sunflower seeds were found in the area where the bear and cubs were located. Police are reminding homeowners not to feed bears.