MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. — Two orphaned bear cubs have found refuge at a rehabilitation sanctuary in Lyme.

The cubs were turned over to local bear expert Ben Kilham on Thursday. They were captured by Fish and Game officials in Moultonborough not far from where their mother was struck and killed by a car on May 16.

WMUR-TV reports that the cubs will remain at Kilham’s facility for about a year and eventually will be reintroduced to the wild.

Kilham, who has written books about bears, has 10 other cubs in his habitat. He says he isn’t sure yet whether the new cubs are male or female. Each weighs about 10 pounds and is in good health.