Still, the loss of their mother was something that could have been prevented.
"The demise of these bears was being fed by people," Sergeant William Woytek of the Massachusetts Environmental Police told CBS Boston. Large amounts of both corn and sunflower seeds were found on the ground in the area the bears were in, according to officials.
"Homeowners are cautioned that bears finding birdseed, corn or other bird food will often revisit that site, drawing bears closer to people, resulting in bears losing their fear of people, a process called habituation," Massachusetts Environmental Police explained on Facebook.
Habituation can get bears into dangerous situations, such as the one that caused two bear cubs to lose their mom.