A Mexican black bear which was recorded in a viral video approaching a young walker has been caught and castrated over fears it was becoming too familiar with park visitors.
The woman who was able to survive the bear encounter and escape with a selfie, but for the ‘friendly’ black bear the encounter was not so harmless.
There are plans to relocate the animal to a different state where it will have less human contact, reports the BBC.
This disruptive move to an unfamiliar habitat could prove fatal to the bear. However experts have suggested that video showed that the animals were becoming used to human contact, and possibly being fed by humans.
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