The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden in Arcadia was closed and its patrons evacuated Friday afternoon after a mother bear and two cubs were spotted on the grounds, according to authorities.
The mother bear and cubs were last seen sleeping in the 127-acre arboretum grounds, California Fish and Wildlife spokesperson Tim Daly said. A specialist with the state agency was expected to visit the arboretum Friday afternoon to investigate the situation.
The grounds were closed and all guests were escorted out, a spokesperson for the arboretum said.
The arboretum is home to a variety of wildlife, including ducks, herons, turtles and peacocks.
A photographer with KNBC 4 news posted a photo on social media showing a group of elementary school kids on a field trip who spotted the bears. The photographer also shared an image of a bear running around the grounds.
This is a developing story.