Two young Montana bears separated from their mother by eager photographers are safe and back in the wild. The cubs were released by game wardens and a wildlife biologist in south central Montana. They were last spotted climbing into a big pine tree.

Last September, the cubs and their mother were walking around, doing bear stuff, when some humans stopped to take photos of them. At some point, the humans chased the bears and they got between the mother and her still-nursing cubs. The cubs ran one way but the mama bear ran the other way to avoid the humans.

Officials captured the two cubs and held them for a day to try to find the mother, but she left the area. They were raised in captivity over the winter and now are back in the wild.

 

(The Associated Press Contributed to this Story)