Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, closed several attractions Monday due to sightings of a black bear at the park.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said it was aware of a black bear reported to be in a tree at Disney World's Magic Kingdom, NBC News said.
"In most cases, it is best for bears to be given space and to move along on their own, but given the situation, staff are working on capturing and relocating the bear," the FWC said in a statement.
Fox 35 reported that biologists with FWC's bear management program and law enforcement officers were on site. The agency added that the bear likely was searching for food before winter hibernation season.
The Magic Kingdom's temporarily closed attractions included Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Hall of Presidents, Liberty Square Riverboat, A Pirate's Adventure, Tom Sawyer Island, Walt Disney World Railroad including Fantasyland, Frontierland and Main Street, NBC News reported.
Disney World's My Disney Experience app showed long wait times Monday afternoon.
The news about the bear came amid reports that Disney is expected to fall tens of millions short of its 2024 goal for Disney+ and Hulu subscribers after big price increases for their streaming services and growing public anger over their alleged woke policies.
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