Black bear known as ‘Bobbi’ fatally shot in Connecticut

A mama black bear common amongst locals in a Connecticut neighborhood was gunned down Thursday — and an investigation into the unlawful act is underway, a report stated.

The bear, referred to as Bobbi, was fatally shot in Newtown, forsaking two cubs who at the moment are underneath the care of native wildlife officers, the Hartford Courant reported.

The State Environmental Conservation Police reportedly kicked off an investigation into the killing of Bobbi, who even had her personal social media presence.

Dan Rosenthal, Newtown’s first selectman, instructed the newspaper that he was “heartbroken over the lack of the bear and the orphaning of the cubs,” and had lobbied for the younger bears to be positioned in a wildlife rescue.

Bobbi bear
Bobbi leaves behind two younger cubs.
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It’s unlawful to kill bears in Connecticut besides in circumstances of self protection, and bear assaults are uncommon within the Structure State, the newspaper stated.

“The tragic and brutal killing of this mom black bear, leaving her orphaned cubs stranded, was preventable and pointless,” Annie Hornish, Connecticut’s director of the Humane Society of the USA, instructed the Courant.

Wildlife officers had urged well-intentioned Newtown residents to maintain their distance from the cubs whereas specialists decide their destiny.

“We urge folks to keep away from feeding the bear cubs, and to provide them area to proceed studying to forage for pure meals sources, free from human interference,” Division of Power and Environmental Safety spokesman Will Healey instructed the paper.

“Human interplay or feeding the cubs can enormously scale back their likelihood of survival and also will diminish their pure worry of individuals, creating potential future hazard for the bears and public security.”

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