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Bear spotted at Disney World prompts closures



A bear that prompted partial closures at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida was captured without incident and is being relocated, said authorities.

Nearly a dozen attractions were closed on Monday at the time authorities were trying to locate the bear at Magic Kingdom, according to the My Disney Experience app.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) confirmed the adult female bear was later captured.

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"In most cases, it is best for bears to be given space and to move along on their own, but given this situation, staff have captured the animal and are relocating the bear out of the park to an area in or around the Ocala National Forest," FWC said.

On late morning on Monday, the attractions Swiss Family Treehouse, Magic Carpets of Aladdin, Jungle Cruise, Enchanted Tiki Room, Pirates of the Caribbean, Country Bear Jamboree, Tom Sawyer Island, Walt Disney World Railroad, Liberty Square Riverboat, Hall of Presidents and Haunted Mansion were closed to the public, according to an official app screenshot shared with CNN by Craig Williams, executive producer at

It was not clear if the closures, or how many, were related to the bear sighting.

CNN has reached out to Disney for more details about specific closures but has not heard back yet.

In an earlier statement, Disney said, "We are working with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and have made the decision to reopen Frontierland, Liberty Square and Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park."

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Aerials images captured by CNN affiliate WESH show the bear was captured in a wooded area near the Magic Kingdom's 'It's a small world' ride.

The video shows a team carrying the bear away from the area in a tarp.

There are three other major parks at the resort: EPCOT, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.

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