Black Bears #16-2564 and #17-0009 update

Black Bears #16-2564 [Double Yellow Tag]  and #17-0009 [Double Green Tag] have been doing well in the Center's Bear Pen during the past few weeks. The bears are eating consistently, gaining weight, and are ready to get into a larger space. On February 13, the rehabilitation staff set two large live traps in the Bear Pens, in hopes of quickly trapping the two bears (rather than darting them) in preparation for a move to the Bear Complex.  The bears have yet to fall for this trick, but when the bears are trapped, they'll be moved to the transition area of yard #2. The two bears will remain in the separated area for the next couple of weeks to ensure they are getting their fair share of food.