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NM Hiring 'Professional Bear Huggers' for Conservation Work

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2023
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The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is looking for special people to work with the state’s bears. “Now hiring professional bear huggers,” the department wrote in a Facebook post on March 13, then specified requirements for the job. “Must have ability to hike in strenuous conditions, have the courage to crawl into a bear den, and have the trust in your coworkers to keep you safe during the process,” the post continued. Photos show conservation officers cuddling bear cubs, and an officer extracting one from its den: Now...

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