Cuteness alert! Baby bear photos will melt your heart

Oh, what a cute little baby bear!

Oh, what a cute little baby bear! (Photo: Thomas P. Costello)

We know these are wild animals, but we just can resist saying, “AWWWW, we want to cuddle one!” Now, with that out of the way…here is the story.

What'cha doin'? (Photo: Thomas C.

What'cha doin'? (Photo: Thomas P. Costello)

The Department of Environmental Protection is monitoring the bear population in NJ with help from East Stroudsberg University students and volunteers.  These photos were taken in Vernon Township, NJ.

Ear tags will help identify this bear (Photo: Thomas P. Costello)

Ear tags will help identify this bear (Photo: Thomas P. Costello)

The bear population in NJ has long been a bone of contention between animal rights groups and hunters.

A student at East Stroudsberg University, warms a cub.

A student at East Stroudsberg University, Aja James from Highland Park, NJ warms a cub. (Photo: Thomas P. Costello)

The state has opened up bear hunting to reduce the population as we encroach on the bears natural habitat.

Mama Bear getting her transmitting collar put on her neck while she sleeps.

Mama Bear getting her transmitting collar put on her neck while she sleeps. (Photo: Thomas P. Costello)

Here is a picture of a DEP worker placing a tracking collar on a Mama bear.

DEP volunteer Ernie Meshack, Stanhope, holds one of the black bear cubs that was removed from a den near a Breakneck Road home in Vernon Township Tuesday to be tagged and examined.  (Photo: Thomas P. Costello)

DEP volunteer Ernie Meshack, Stanhope, holds one of the black bear cubs that was removed from a den near a Breakneck Road home in Vernon Township Tuesday to be tagged and examined. (Photo: Thomas P. Costello)

And finally…

Oh my gosh! Cub cuddles! (Photo: Thomas P. Costello)

Oh my gosh! Cub cuddles! (Photo: Thomas P. Costello)

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  7. Extreme cuteness! It will be difficult for the mother bear to raise 4 cubs. And reminder – even though they are so cute, these are still wild animals! Do not do this at home :)

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