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Busy winter for NH's bear caretaker

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LYME, N.H. (AP) - It's a busy winter for New Hampshire's only bear rehabilitator, who is caring for a record 27 orphaned bear cubs.

Ben Kilham who lives near Lyme has had three to five orphaned cubs hibernating near his home for the last 20 years.

WMUR-TV reports it's been very different this year, because so many sows were shot in chicken coops and beehives as they searched for food.

Kilham says he has received some grants and donations. He estimates it will cost $1,000 per cub to get them through to June.

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