Bear frantically tries to free cub from dumpster, officials to the rescue

AZUSA, Calif. (CNN) – A mother would do just about anything for a child, especially when it comes to their safety.

A fierce momma bear in California was frantic when one of her cubs got trapped inside a garbage dumpster in a forest parking lot.

The mother bear was not giving up on figuring out a way to open the lid and get the little cub out.

Another cub was nearby for moral support.

Fish and wildlife officials were able to scare the mother bear and her cub away just long enough to lift the lid.

The trapped cub was able to amble out of the dumpster after being stuck inside for about 20 minutes.