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1 November 2006 Cub adoption by a translocated Louisiana black bear
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We documented the adoption of a cub by a female Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) after the cub was apparently abandoned by its biological mother. The adoption and presumed abandonment took place in a reintroduced population and involved recently translocated bears. We are unaware of previous published descriptions of free ranging female black bears adopting cubs without human intervention.

John F. Benson and Michael J. Chamberlain "Cub adoption by a translocated Louisiana black bear," Ursus 17(2), (1 November 2006). https://doi.org/10.2192/1537-6176(2006)17[178:CABATL]2.0.CO;2
Received: 21 November 2005; Accepted: 1 January 2006; Published: 1 November 2006
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