Late at night on May 9, a Black Bear sow and her two cubs were crossing a road in Staunton, Virginia, when the mother bear and one cub were hit and killed by a vehicle. The surviving cub was found alone by the road; a deputy with the Augusta County Sheriff's Office picked up the cub and called the Wildlife Center's emergency on-call phone.
Drs. Dana and Helen admitted the cub at midnight. The male cub was bright and alert, but very scared. An awake physical examination was performed; no injuries were found. The cub was slightly thin, weighing in at 2.48 kg. Dr. Dana placed the cub in a zinger crate in the Center's radiology room for the night; a full workup will be performed on May 10.