18 September 2023

Wild black bear captured in Florida’s Walt Disney World

18 September 2023

A wild black bear managed to be the star of its own show on Monday at Walt Disney World in Florida.

The presence of the black bear in a tree in the Magic Kingdom delayed the opening of three lands on Monday morning — Frontierland, Liberty Square and Adventureland.

Staffers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission were at the park, attempting to capture and relocate the bear, Disney World said in a statement. The bear was eventually captured on Monday afternoon.

The bear was likely to have been in search of food as it looks to pack on fat reserves for the winter, the wildlife commission said in a statement.

“In most cases, it is best for bears to be given space and to move along on their own, but given this situation, staff are working on capturing and relocating the bear,” the wildlife commission said.

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