Black Bear cub #17-2035 update

During the past two days, Drs. Monica and Alexa have been coordinating the surgery for Black Bear cub #17-2035. Dr. Alex Padron of Virginia Veterinary Surgical Associates in Richmond has agreed to do the surgery, which is tentatively scheduled for Friday, August 11. Dr. Padron will plate the bear’s fractured humerus; he’ll also investigate the young bear’s suspected mandible fracture and may wire the fracture if needed.

In the meantime, the bear has been eating well in the Center’s holding room. The veterinary team will continue to check the bear’s bandage daily, and re-bandage as needed.