Black bear escapes from Montana Wild rehab facility

Posted at 10:28 AM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 12:28:54-04

The Helena Police Department said on Wednesday morning that officers were notified that a yearling black bear "broke out of jail" at the Montana Wild facility.

The wildlife rehabilitation center is 2668 Broadwater Avenue.

The bear apparently escaped sometime overnight; there is no word on how it managed to get away.

Offiicals with Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks are searching for the bear, but there is no indication where he may be or have gone.

Police say that if you live in or travel the area, please keep your eyes open for him.

The HPD said: "We don’t have groups of bears wandering the community so we probably don’t have to note (but will) that it has a green ear tag to identify it as well."

If you see the bear, you are asked to call 911 immediately so that the bear can be safely returned to the rehab facility.

Officials caution that people shouldn’t approach the bear.

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