Bear Cubs Put Down After Mother Killed

Three bear cubs had to be euthanized after their mother was seriously injured by poachers in the province of Dalarna. According to local radio, the bear cubs had no chance of surviving after their mother was dead, and therefore had to be put down.

Indications point to the fact that the men shot the mother bear while she was still in hibernation.

Two men in their sixties are being held on suspicion of illegal hunting in conjunction with the incident.