When Thomas saw the bear family, he was on patrol. He had seen numerous bears throughout his life, so this scene was very normal and familiar to him.
The police pulled over to the side of the road and waited for the mother bear and her cubs to cross. But he soon realized something was awry.
The mother bear was attempting to cross the road with her three young children. However, there was an oddity: they returned and crossed the road once more. They went back and forth for several minutes.
One of the babies was in trouble, and the police officer understood it. But, before he could react, he realized that mama bear vanished into the bushes, leaving the fourth baby behind.
The mother bear’s decision was apparently difficult, but she may have made it to save the lives of the remaining cubs.
The officer decided to take a chance and approach the cub. He stepped out of the car and got close to the unfortunate cub, who appeared terrified and perplexed. He stayed at Cub’s side and requested assistance from the police.
The brave officer realized it was risky because the mother bear may return at any time, and imagine what would happen if she saw someone near her small child. The assisting party came shortly after.
They came upon the 5th cub bear, who was scared and unwell, on their journey. Two brothers were brought to a rehabilitation institution in the area.
The cubs will spend time at the center to strengthen and improve their health. They’ll be able to reconcile with their mother and other brothers after that.