Colorado Parks and Wildlife says it decided to euthanize a mother bear after the bruin became a public safety risk to the residents of a northern Colorado town.

Jason Clay with Colorado Parks and Wildlife tells KUSA-TV that the sow had become habitual and lost her natural fear to humans.

He says the sow had reportedly broken into several Estes Park homes and businesses — including during the daytime when people were around.

The mother bear had three cubs — all of which were taken to Frisco Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on Friday.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife say it hopes to save the cubs and teach them to be wild again.

They will stay at the rehab center until they are ready to be released back into the wild.

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