Black Bear cub #19-0546 [No Tag]

April 24, 2019
April 27, 2020
Rescue Location
Augusta County, Virginia
Cause of Admission/Condition
Separated from mother
Former Patient
Patient photo

Last Updated

On April 22, a citizen in Augusta County saw a Black Bear cub by itself but did not interfere. When the lone cub was spotted the following evening, the citizen contacted the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, who came and picked up the cub. On the afternoon of April 24, DGIF officials brought the cub to the Wildlife Center.

Dr. Ernesto, the Center’s hospital director, examined the small female cub when she arrived. No injuries or abnormalities were found, and the cub was given oral electrolytes and placed in a crate for the evening.

On the morning of April 25, wildlife rehabilitator Kelsey placed this new cub with our other Black Bear cub, #19-0492. The two will grow up together for the next year, until both are old enough for release in the spring of 2020.

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