Bear cub gets stuck on 60ft window ledge while searching for foodDecember 3, 2018
What are you doing up bear? Silly cub gets stuck on 60ft window ledge while searching for food in Thailand
- The Asian black bear cub became stuck in Nakhon Ratchasima, north Thailand
- Last weeks incident saw terrified residents ring the police after noticing it
- Rescuers said the animal got stuck on a window ledge while searching for food
A wild bear was rescued after spending two nights stuck on a 60ft high block of flats – which it climbed up looking for food.
The Asian black bear cub clambered up the side of the apartment building after being enticed by the smell of food coming from the sixth floor.
Terrified residents called the emergency services after noticing the 60kg animal last Friday night in Nakhon Ratchasima, northern Thailand.
The bear became wedged in a window frame after reportedly climbing the building in search of food
Wildlife workers arrived and spent the next two days trying to entice the cub into climbing down – but it remained laid out on the perilously thin bathroom window ledge.
The bear finally climbed back down on Sunday afternoon before running into another condominium.
Conservationists finally caught him using a large net and put him in a cage.
Department of National Parks officer Patpon Maneoon, who was involved in the rescue in the Pak Chong district, said: ‘This was a young bear so he was quite inexperienced. I don’t think an older bear would have tried to do this.
‘The youngster was probably trying to get inside one of the rooms looking for food. If there is a nice smell from food being cooked it can follow the scent. They are young.
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Dramatic pictured showed it dangling from the sixth floor of the apartment block as it clung on for life
Conservationists working to create a safe landing zone if the bear fell from the side of the block
Patpon said that workers from the National Park Rescue Centre, local vets and staff from the Khao Yai National Park helped to bring the bear to safety.
They initially used a large crane to reach the animal and try to coax it down to the ground.
They even flew a drone close to it hoping that it would be pressured into scaling back down the edge of the building.
It eventually made the descent just after lunch time. Officials put the bear into a cage and it was driven back into the forest to be released.
Patpon Maneoon added: ‘People should not panic if a bear tries to get inside the building. But call straight away the emergency services for help.’
Enormous cranes were brought in to try and get it down and it eventually made it back to safety
The bear finally climbed back down on Sunday afternoon before running into another condominium
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