Rescued Va. bear arrives at Knoxville Zoo

(WBIR) A young black bear rescued in Va. now has a new home in Knoxville.

The bear arrived at the Knoxville Zoo last week.

Initially, authorities took the bear to the Wildlife Center of Virginia after they seized him from a home. The homeowner had been keeping the bear in his house for a month. Since the bear was no longer fearful of people, the Wildlife Center of Virginia decided to place him in a new safe environment, which happened to be the Knoxville Zoo.

BACK STORY: Young bear coming to the Knoxville Zoo

Before he's introduced to other animals, the zoo said he must be quarantined for several weeks.


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