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July 10, 2017

The Black Bear cubs of 2017 are doing well; the nine cubs continue to live in the Large Mammal Isolation enclosure and receive food once a day, plus some sort of enrichment fun! They’ve been enjoying some watermelon snacks, donated by local grocery stores:

Even new bedding can be an adventure for the cubs:

July 6, 2017

Bald Eaglet #17-1613 has been stable since admission; the young bird is generally quiet, but is eating well each day. The staff have been offering supportive care, ensuring that the bird is receiving enough food, supplemental fluids, and anti-inflammatories; the veterinary team has also been cleaning the bird’s pox lesions.

July 6, 2017

The eagle family in A3 is doing well; the young eaglets are all exploring their space and are able to fly the length of the flight enclosure. Dr. Ernesto and wildlife rehabilitator Brie will soon make a plan to begin splitting up the eaglets so that they can be safely exercised in flight pens; six eagles in a pen is too many to safely exercise. To start with, the two non-releasable mature eagles were moved to flight pen A1.

July 6, 2017

During the weekend, Black Bear yearling #17-1559 continued to make daily improvements. The bear became increasingly more active and has been eating all of his food. As of July 5, there were no noted respiratory issues. The bear will remain in the Center’s Bear Pens for the immediate future, just to ensure that the bear continues to remain in good health. 

July 6, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, Black Bear #17-1102 was found collapsed in Yard #2.  The yearling was quickly taken into the clinic; despite an all-out effort to stabilize and revive him, the bear died overnight.

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