"They are safe, but have been through a lot," Kris, a community outreach coordinator for Montana FWP and a volunteer at Montana WILD, told The Dodo. "What an adjustment to go from living with your mom in central Montana to being orphans in an unfamiliar place."
The bear cubs will be raised through the winter by the staff at the rehabilitation center, who will keep as much distance from them as possible so that the bears won't get accustomed to being around people. This way, they will likely be able to be released in the spring.
Sadly, they will never know what it's like to help their mom build their winter den where they can hibernate together.
"Our staff are giving them lots of food, water, space and time to calm down and adjust to their new surroundings," Kris said. "We aren't allowing anyone to get close enough to take pictures of them ... Such a hard lesson for people."