Bear cub found wandering Shoemaker Loop euthanized
May 4, 2022
A black bear cub seen wandering Shoemaker Loop off Zimovia Highway at 5.5 Mile last week was euthanized in Petersburg on April 24, a day after a state wildlife trooper and U.S. Forest Service officer captured it following several sightings by residents who live along the roadway.
Trooper Chadd Yoder with Alaska Wildlife Troopers got a call from Wrangell police about people seeing a bear cub for days without its mother.
“It was apparent the bear was separated,” he said April 25. “What happened to mom, we don’t know.”
Jimmy Nelson, a Forest Service law enforcement officer, and Yod...