A southern Manitoba man rescued a starving black bear cub and brought him home.
Now, the baby bear has been taken from him.
63 year old Rene Dubois saw four week old Makoon lying in a ditch near his home in St. Malo. He and his wife have been nursing the cub, feeding him milk and formula from a bottle and honey and fruit.
Dubois had been in contact with Bear With Us, who would take care of the bear in Ontario before releasing Makoon back to the wild.
But red tape will not be having any of that!
A biologist and conservation officer came and took the bear away, stating that a zoo is the only option due to its extended contact with humans.
Hundreds have taken photos and held the cub, which is the size of a chihuahua right now.
Makoon, now eight weeks old, is waiting for a decision on what is best for the black bear.
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