Let the introductions begin!
Black Bear cub #14-0224 is doing well and currently weighs 2.16 kg. The rehabilitation staff are still working on transitioning the cub to a consistent bowl-feeding schedule – while the cub will lap a little bit of thickened formula out of a bowl, she hasn’t quite gotten the hang of it yet.
Black Bear yearling #14-0301 is recovering well so far from his emaciated condition. The bear is eating well, and the staff are slowly increasing the size of the bear’s meals. At this point, the bear is still receiving a specialized diet for thin/emaciated animals.
The goal of the Center is “to treat to release” – to restore patients to health and return as many as possible to the wild. Here are some of those success stories.