We hope you enjoy watching this short video featuring Sam Venable about keeping our bears safe.

See more videos of the 2017 cubs. and for breaking news about our cubs visit our Facebook feed.

Thank you for helping us return them to the wild.


Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) is a black bear rescue facility located just outside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Townsend, Tennessee. ABR is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that has been returning black bears back to the wild since 1996. Each year black bears from our national parks and surrounding areas are orphaned, injured, or in need of medical care. Thanks to Appalachian Bear Rescue, these bears are given a second chance at life in the wild.

 Come visit us at our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove!

Trillium Cove Shopping Center off East Lamar Alexander Parkway on Highway 321 in Townsend.