Wildlife Officials Shoot Baby Bear After Tourists Feed & Take Selfies With It

It’s a bad idea to feed wild animals in the first place, but that’s double for dangerous animals like bears. Once they start associating with human beings with food and lose their fear of us, you risk a mauling every time they approach someone looking for a few scraps. That is just what happened in Oregon,

baby bear has been shot and killed after it became too used to taking selfies and eating food left by tourists.

….According to OregonLive, officers managed to move the bear away from the area and back into the woods, only for it to return the next day. Sadly, following the second encounter, the animal was shot and killed.

Wildlife biologist Kurt Licence reportedly attempted to trap and relocate the bear, who was found with piles of food, including trail mix, sunflower seeds, and cracked corn.