In Lake Buena Vista, Florida, wildlife officials captured a black bear after it caused quite a scene at the Magic Kingdom early Monday morning. Employees from Walt Disney World confirmed the sighting of the bear sitting in a tree. Visitors were redirected to other areas of the park and experienced significant wait lines after the park opening.
The florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission is aware of a black bear reported in a tree on Walt Disney World property at the Magic kingdom. Biologists with the Fwc’s Bear Management Program, as well as Fwc law enforcemtn officers, are on scene.
in most cases, it is best for bears to be given space and to move along on their own, but given this situation, staff are working on capturing and relocating the bear.Statement via the FWC
It was in mid-morning when Frontierland, Liberty Square and Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom were reopened.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, biologists and law enforcement had “safely captured” the adult, female bear. The bear will be relocated in or around the Ocala National Forest in Marion County, Florida.
Bears are more active during the early fall days as they search for food and pack on weight in their preparation for hibernation during the winter. This bear was thought to have been searching for food when she entered the park.
Please be reminded if you see a bear, give it plenty of space and do not approach it. You can also visit MyFWC.com/Bear or BearWise.org. If needed the hotline # is 888.404.fWCC (3922).
No injuries to staff, visitors, officers or the bear were reported.