Mama Bear and Cubs Use Ladder to Rescue Themselves From Well

A bear family rescued themselves out of a well near Monrovia, California, on June 27, climbing out by using a ladder placed by two wildlife officers.

Footage of the bears show the family ascending the ladder one by one, with the two cubs following the mother bear.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife wrote of their involvement: “Our officers grabbed a tall ladder and headed to the location, where they discovered a vertical culvert that led to an underground water source. They placed the ladder in the wide pipe and then backed off, giving the bears the opportunity to climb out on their own.”

The department noted they returned the following day to “retrieve the ladder and cover the culvert to prevent other wildlife from falling in.” Credit: California Department of Fish and Wildlife via Storyful