A Maine wildlife biologist said one of three bear cubs that nearly froze to death is doing well after being placed with a surrogate den.

The Bangor Daily News documented Randy Cross as he checked on the cub Wednesday. He easily recognized the young bruin because of signs of frostbite on the tips of its ears.

Then the cub was placed back in the den.

This photo taken Feb. 27, 2019, shows Lisa Feener, a wildlife technician with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, checking one of the four bear cubs in a den while working on the bear monitoring project in Edinburg, Maine. (Gabor Degre/The Bangor Daily News via AP)
This photo taken Feb. 27, 2019, shows Lisa Feener, a wildlife technician with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, checking one of the four bear cubs in a den while working on the bear monitoring project in Edinburg, Maine. (Gabor Degre/The Bangor Daily News via AP)

The three cubs were abandoned after a piece of logging machinery passed close to their ground den in January. Their mother fled the ruckus, and didn’t immediately return, and the logger contacted the Maine Warden Service for help.

The cub that was checked on Wednesday was placed in Edinburg. The other two were placed with a mother bear in Orneville.

This photo taken Feb. 27, 2019, shows Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife technician Ethan Lamb checking the mother bear's teeth while working on the bear monitoring project in Edinburg, Maine. (Gabor Degre/The Bangor Daily News via AP)
This photo taken Feb. 27, 2019, shows Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife technician Ethan Lamb checking the mother bear’s teeth while working on the bear monitoring project in Edinburg, Maine. (Gabor Degre/The Bangor Daily News via AP)

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