VIDEO: Bear Tries to Free Cub from Dumpster

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

AZUSA, Ca. (CNN) -- A fierce momma bear in southern California frantically tried to free her cub after it got trapped inside a garbage dumpster.

The rescue attempt happened in a forest parking lot in Azusa.

The mother bear was not giving up on figuring out a way to open the lid to get one of her babies out.

Another one of her cubs was nearby at the time.

Fish and wildlife officials came to the rescue and scared mom and her cub away long enough to lift the lid so the trapped cub could climb out.

After being stuck inside for about 20 minutes, the cub found its way to freedom with some trash still attached to one ear.