Autoplay
Show Thumbnails
Show Captions
1 2 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

(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.

Read or Share this story: http://on.wbir.com/1pO5hHa