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FWC captures escaped grizzly bear cub Boo Boo

4:56 PM, Jan 18, 2013   |    comments
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COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Boo Boo the escaped grizzly bear cub has been caught by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Friday.

The grizzly cub escaped Tuesday from his enclosure at A Grizzly Experience, a licensed exhibit in Golden Gates Estates.

Boo Boo has been returned to his owner animal trainer Dexter Osborn.

"We're very happy that we located the bear and will be able to return it safely to its home," said Capt. Mitts Mravic, area supervisor for the FWC.

Neighbors reported seeing the bear on Thursday night, Mravic said. FWC focused its effort in that same area and were able to locate and tranquilize the bear.

The FWC is investigating how Boo Boo was able to escape.

Mravic said FWC investigators will work with the local prosecutor to see if any charges apply.

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