New Hampshire wildlife officials rescue bear cub after mother hit by vehicle

The rescued bear club will be rehabilitated until it can be released back into the wild

A New Hampshire bear cub tragically lost his mother but still has a chance at survival due to the help of wildlife experts.

The female bear was struck and killed by a car on Route 16 in Wakefield, NH on Wednesday morning, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Law Enforcement Division said.

A bear cub was rescued by New Hampshire wildlife officials after its' mother was hit and killed by a car.

A bear cub was rescued by New Hampshire wildlife officials after its' mother was hit and killed by a car. (New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Law Enforcement Division.)

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"A single cub was spotted in the area which unless caught and rehabilitated would most likely perish," the agency said in a Facebook post.

The agency said that the cub was found wandering around Route 16 and likely would have perished if it was not rescued.

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The cub will be rehabilitated until it reaches an age where it can be released back into the wild.