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VIDEO: Bear Cub Rescued From Paramus Tree

The 119-pound male black bear was rescued from a tree on Stella Court
The 119-pound male black bear was rescued from a tree on Stella Court Video Credit: Anthony Locicero
The bear cub was rescued from a tree on Stella Court in Paramus Wednesday.
The bear cub was rescued from a tree on Stella Court in Paramus Wednesday. Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
A bear cub fell from a Paramus tree into a net after state officials tranquilized him Wednesday morning.
A bear cub fell from a Paramus tree into a net after state officials tranquilized him Wednesday morning. Photo Credit: FACEBOOK Richard LaBarbiera
Bergen County Animal Control and Paramus police officers caught 119-pound bear cub in a net.
Bergen County Animal Control and Paramus police officers caught 119-pound bear cub in a net. Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
A bear cub ran up a tree in Paramus Wednesday morning.
A bear cub ran up a tree in Paramus Wednesday morning. Photo Credit: Special To Daily Voice
The Paramus cub
The Paramus cub Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Authorities estimated the cub at 80 pounds.
Authorities estimated the cub at 80 pounds. Photo Credit: Cecilia Levine
Paramus police gather at the foot of the tree where a bear cub had shimmied up on Wednesday morning.
Paramus police gather at the foot of the tree where a bear cub had shimmied up on Wednesday morning. Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero

PARAMUS, N.J. -- Animal control officers rescued a bear from a Paramus tree Wednesday.

The 119-pound bear, which had been wandering the area for days, shimmered up the tree on Stella Court as police approached around 9 a.m., Paramus Police Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg said.

The bear spent about three hours in the tree before state Fish and Wildlife tranquilized the animal.

Senior Tyco Animal Control Officer Carol Tyler suspects he may have a shoulder injury from being hit by a car.

"He has been getting close to humans," Tyler said "His normal behavior is not appropriate."

The bear will be transported to western New Jersey, where he'll be freed, Tyler said.

"The less intervention, the better," she said.

Officers Robert Sobocinski, Rich Paladino and Jon Umanzor and Lt. Tom Damato assisted.

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