The New Jersey Wilds

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Thousands Sign Petition to Help "Pedals," The Injured Bipedal Bear

We do not want to have any ill feelings or hostility in regards to this. We simply feel that this bear is too thin going into winter, and he would benefit from some assistance.
— Orphaned Wildlife Sanctuary, in a letter to the NJ Division for Fish and Wildlife

Residents of New Jersey have reported sightings of a young black bear walking on its hind legs due to his front paws either being missing or injured. The bear's whereabouts are currently unknown, but many citizens have signed a petition to search and rescue the injured animal before the scheduled state-wide bear hunt on December 7th, which could put both the bear and those searching for him in jeopardy. Read about it here.