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Wildlife officials find human remains in bears suspected of killing a woman in Colorado

The 39-year-old woman was discovered lifeless on Friday in Durango, and bear scat and hair was discovered on the scene. Officials later discovered three bears — a mom and her two yearling bears — close to the woman’s mauled physique and euthanized them to maintain them from attacking people once more, mentioned Cory Chick, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southwest Region supervisor.

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife pathologist who carried out necropsies on the three bears mentioned nothing seemed irregular — all three bears have been wholesome, with satisfactory fats shops and no indicators of illness, in accordance with a news launch from the company.

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But two of the bears — the mom and one of the yearlings — had human remains in their stomachs, the wildlife company mentioned.

It’s not clear but why the bears consumed human remains, however bears can develop aggressive if people are “in the way” of their meals sources, Chick mentioned.

“Bears will return to a food source over and over,” Chick mentioned in the discharge. “A bear that loses its fear of humans is a dangerous animal. And this sow was teaching its yearlings that humans were a source of food, not something to fear and avoid.”

The La Plata County coroner’s workplace will establish the remains discovered in the bears and conduct an post-mortem on the woman discovered final week. CNN has reached out to the coroner’s workplace for extra info and is ready to listen to again.

Bear assaults on people are extraordinarily uncommon in Colorado — the one recorded deadly assaults occurred in 1971, 1993 and 2009, in accordance with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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