Photo Courtesy: Dane Elwood

HELENA – Two black bear cubs are headed to Helena after being captured in a small central Montana town.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 5 Warden Nick Taylor said the two cubs were seen late Saturday morning walking on U.S. Highway 191 north of Harlowton with their mother.

Warden Taylor said the cubs got separated after someone chased the bears into the prairie; the sow went west and the cubs headed east. That’s when Taylor said the two cubs were seen walking through Harlowton.

Taylor said FWP decided to capture the cubs Monday; one was captured late Monday morning and the other that afternoon.

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The cubs are between 30 and 35 pounds as Taylor described. One is a female and Taylor does not know the gender for the second cub.

The young cubs will be taken to the Montana Wild Rehabilitation Center in Helena.