Workers rescue 3 cubs from tree after mother is electrocuted

In this photo provided by Paul N. DeMeo, bear cubs sit in a tree Monday, May 16, 2016, in Gardner, Mass. Environmental workers rescued the cubs after their mother died after being electrocuted by a transformer on Sunday. Wildlife officials said the cubs are in good health. (Paul N. DeMeo via AP)

GARDNER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts environmental workers have come to the aid of three bear cubs after their mother was electrocuted by a transformer.

The Telegram & Gazette reports reports state environmental and wildlife workers and the Gardner Fire Department rescued the cubs Monday morning from a nearby tree.

The bears’ mother was killed Sunday evening when it came in contact with a transformer.

Wildlife officials say the cubs are in good health. It’s unclear what will be done with the bears.

Environmental police say sunflower seeds were found in the area where the bear and cubs were located. Police are reminding homeowners not to feed bears.

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