By Audra Streetman

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Five orphaned bear cubs will soon have a safer place to sleep. Colorado Parks and Wildlife built two dens for the bears on Pikes Peak.

(credit: CPW SE Region)

Wildlife officers plan to release the bear cubs into the dens next week. CPW hopes the bears will chose to hibernate inside.

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(credit: CPW SE Region)

The cubs were sent to rehab after their mothers taught them dangerous habits, including seeking garbage as food.

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(credit: CPW SE Region)

“When they awaken in spring, instincts will take over. Instead of human garbage, they’ll eat natural foods & live wild,” CPW SE Region stated in a tweet.

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Audra Streetman