Orphaned polar bear cub getting care in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An orphaned polar cub is making its temporary home at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage.
United States (US) Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Bruce Woods says the bear's mother was killed on March 12 near Point Lay on Alaska's north-west coast, but it wasn't immediately clear if the shooting was subsistence or defene related.
Woods says the man who shot the bear brought the cub to Point Lay, and it was ultimately transferred to Anchorage for care.
The cub is about 3 or 4 months old and weighs just over 8kg.