Black Bear cub #15-0354

April 19, 2015
April 18, 2016
Rescue Location
Bath County, Virginia
Cause of Admission/Condition
Healthy young bear
Former Patient
Patient photo

Last Updated

The Wildlife Center admitted another male Black Bear cub on Sunday, April 19 – bringing the current cub count to three! This cub was found on the side of the road by a citizen in Bath County, Virginia. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries contacted the Wildlife Center and requested transport.

Dr. Meghan Feeney, the Center’s veterinary intern, examined the cub when he arrived. The cub had no injuries, and was very vocal. Blood work was within normal limits. The cub weighed 2.48 kg; he was marked with a yellow ear tag.

The rehabilitation staff moved the cub into a sturdy zinger crate, and placed it in the Center’s bear pen. This allowed the new cub to smell, hear, and see the other two bear cubs while a fecal sample was collected and analyzed. On Monday, the door to the zinger crate was opened. The three cubs have the full run of Bear Pen 3.

For more photos and updates, see our Black Bears of 2015 patient page! 

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