Black Bear cubs #13-0469 and 13-0470

April 17, 2013
Rescue Location
Greene County, Virginia
Cause of Admission/Condition
Former Patient
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Last Updated

On the afternoon of April 17, a Black Bear sow was hit and killed by a vehicle in Greene County, Virginia. Her two cubs were present and quickly climbed a tree. Several officials responded to the scene and were able to extract the cubs from the tree; a Department of Game and Inland Fisheries officer transported the two cubs to the Wildlife Center that same evening.

Dr. Rich Sim, the Center’s veterinary fellow, examined the cubs when they arrived. The cubs, both male, appeared to be in good condition. A thorough physical exam was completed the following day, with no significant findings. Both cubs weighed approximately 3.6 kgs.

The rehabilitation staff will begin bottle feeding the cubs several times a day.

Black Bear cub #13-0469:

Dr. Rich and Black Bear Cub #13-0470: