ESTES PARK, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials say they decided to euthanize a mother bear after the bruin became a public safety risk near Rocky Mountain National Park.

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

He says the sow had reportedly broken into several homes and businesses in the town — 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.

___

Information from: KUSA-TV, http://www.9news.com