Black Bear cub #17-0606 [Orange Tag]

April 24, 2017
April 3, 2018
Rescue Location
Rockbridge County, Virginia
Cause of Admission/Condition
Separated from mother
Former Patient
Patient photo

Last Updated

On April 24, a small Black Bear cub was found by the side of the road in Rockbridge County, Virginia, and arrangements were made to transport the cub to the Center the same evening.

Dr. Ernesto, the Center’s Hospital Director, examined the female cub upon admission. He found that the cub was thin and dehydrated, weighing in at 1.62 kg. Blood work revealed mild anemia; otherwise, the cub did not have any injuries, and is generally considered healthy. Dr. Ernesto put an orange identification tag in the cub’s right ear.

Wildlife rehabilitator Brie began offering the cub formula the following day; at this point, the cub seems overwhelmed by her new environment, though she is warming up to Brie. The cub is currently in the same area with the other four cubs at the Wildlife Center, though isn’t being housed in the same zinger crate yet.

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