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Officials work to capture 3 bears at L.A. Arboretum; area evacuated



California Department Fish and Wildlife officials are working to capture three bears spotted at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia Friday.

A mama bear and her two cubs were spotted somewhere in the 127-acre arboretum around 2 p.m.

The grounds were evacuated and closed to the public as about a dozen California Department Fish and Wildlife officials responded, agency spokesman Tim Daly told KTLA.

The bears were apparently sleeping and conflict specialists were working to determine how to best help the bears find their way to a suitable environment, Daly said.

The mama bear was darted around 5 p.m. and was described as being groggy, he added.

Officials were still working on getting the cubs to safety, and around 5:30 p.m. a cub could be seen in a tree as workers tried to flush it out using a hose, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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