Black Bear #13-0902

Admitted
May 14, 2013
Released
January 27, 2014
Rescue Location
Grayson County, Virginia
Cause of Admission/Condition
Separated from mother
Status
Former Patient
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Last Updated

On the evening of May 14, the Wildlife Center admitted another Black Bear cub – this one from Grayson County, Virginia. A homeowner saw the cub on her property for several days with no sign of the cub’s mother – when the cub seemed to be getting weaker, the woman rescued it and called the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

Dr. Rich Sim admitted the cub — #13-0902 – and performed a full work-up the following day. Weighing 2.90 kgs, the female cub appears to be healthy – the physical examination and radiographs were within normal limits. The cub will be set up in a crate in one of the Center’s indoor patient rooms and will be fed twice a day. If the bear is free from internal parasites, she will be introduced to bear cubs #13-0874 - #13-0876 within the next day.

Your special donation will help the Center to provide care to this Black Bear cub … and to the 2,500 sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals the Center will treat this year. Please help!