USA Wildlife Conservationists Looking For Professional Bear Hugger

Wildlife conservation authorities in the USA are looking for a professional bear hugger.

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) offered interested candidates “the experience of a lifetime” after revealing on Monday, 13th March, that they are seeking a professional bear hugger.

The department responsible for maintaining wildlife and fish in the state of New Mexico, USA, disclosed more about the ideal candidate’s set of skills by saying in a statement obtained by Newsflash: “Now hiring professional bear huggers.

Conservation officers hug a bear cub during a research project in Northern New Mexico, USA, undated. An ad hiring professional bear huggers was posted advertising the job of conservation officer for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, in March, 2023. (@nmdgf/Newsflash)

“Must have ability to hike in strenuous conditions, have the courage to crawl into a bear den, and have the trust in your coworkers to keep you safe during the process.

“Not all law enforcement field work is this glamorous, but we would love for you to join the team where you can have the experience of a lifetime.”

The post includes a set of photos showing conservation officers cuddling bear cubs as part of a research project in the northern part of the state.

The department added: “P. S. we do not recommend crawling into bear dens.

“This was part of a research project in Northern New Mexico and all bears were handled safely under supervision.

Conservation officers handle a bear cub during a research project in Northern New Mexico, USA, undated. An ad hiring professional bear huggers was posted advertising the job of conservation officer for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, in March, 2023. (@nmdgf/Newsflash)
Picture shows the paws of a bear cub in a blanket during a research project in Northern New Mexico, USA, undated. An ad hiring professional bear huggers was posted advertising the job of conservation officer for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, in March, 2023. (@nmdgf/Newsflash)

“If you do, our officers will have to have a chat with you.”

They also advised: “P. P. S. Don’t feed the bears.”

Interested candidates have until Thursday, 30th March, to apply.


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