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Bear Cub Recovering After Being Struck By Car In Chesterfield

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CHESTERFIELD, VA—A black bear cub, which was struck by a car in December, has recovered and will be released back into the wild Thursday.

The bear suffered a broken leg when it was struck by a car in Chesterfield County in December; but after surgery was declared a success, the cub is ready to be released back into its natural habitat.

The driver who struck the bear stopped and called police, trying to aid the cub.

The owner of the Metro Richmond Zoo took the bear in and then drove the cub to the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

The bear underwent surgery on its broken leg, and pending one last clean bill of health at a Wednesday checkup, is set to be released back into the wild Thursday.

 

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