The Jackson Zoo will soon have a new “Prime” resident after the Jackson City Council approved adopting a an endangered North American Black Bear.
Parks and Recreation Director Ison Harris said the bear had been injured after being struck by a vehicle.
“In most cases like this wildlife officials bring the bear in for rehabilitation in the hope of relocating it back into the wild,” Harris said.
In this case, however, officials determined the nature of the injuries made this bear unsuitable for relocation, Harris said.
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