Press Release from CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife posted 6/13/19 – Wildlife officers have successfully released the sow (female bear) and cub that were captured in Sierra Madre after a scuffle with a resident and his dog. After an investigation showed that the mother bear was acting in defense of the cub, it was determined that both bears would be returned to the wild. Late this afternoon, the bears were tranquilized and placed in the back of a patrol truck. Because it was 90°, the wildlife officers bought 15 bags of ice and packed the bed of the truck to keep the animals from overheating during transport. The ice was also placed around the bears to keep them cool as they were waking up.