ABR Update-October 20, 2017-Gold Medal Cubs

If napping were an Olympic event, we think Otto, Rollo and Apollo would tie for gold. Curator Coy spied Otto and Rollo dozing in the upper branches of their tree, and the sleeping Apollo resting on Summitt’s Branch lower down. Black bears further north are already preparing for the granddaddy of all naps, hibernation. Though bears in our area don’t enter dens until late November/mid-December, our cubs are putting in the hours of practice expected of world-class snoozers. Otto, Rollo and Apollo will be with us for a few more weeks, but if all goes well, they’ll be snoring in dens of their own before winter.
Our “Bear Necessities Campaign” is very close to our goal of $20,000. To date, we’ve raised $18,938.74!
If you would prefer to donate directly to the campaign, please click on the donations page and check “Bear Necessities” in the “Designate this gift for a specific purpose” box. Thank you for your kindness to our bears. �https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/donate_page/donate?track=Website_Donate_Page_Link
Please consider adopting Otto, Rollo, Apollo or our recent releases, Dani and Summitt. To adopt a cub, please click on this link.�https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/t/19338/shop/item.jsp?storefront_KEY=334&t=&store_item_KEY=1070

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ABR Update-October 20, 2017-Gold Medal Cubs

If napping were an Olympic event, we think Otto, Rollo and Apollo would tie for gold. Curator Coy spied Otto and Rollo dozing in the upper branches of their tree, and the sleeping Apollo resting on Summitt’s Branch lower down.  Black bears further north are already preparing for the granddaddy of all naps, hibernation. Though bears in our area don’t enter dens until late November/mid-December, our cubs are putting in the hours of practice expected of world-class snoozers. Otto, Rollo and Apollo will be with us for a few more weeks, but if all goes well, they’ll be snoring in dens of their own before winter. 
Our “Bear Necessities Campaign” is very close to our goal of $20,000. To date, we’ve raised $18,938.74! 
If you would prefer to donate directly to the campaign, please click on the donations page and check “Bear Necessities” in the “Designate this gift for a specific purpose” box. Thank you for your kindness to our bears. �https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/donate_page/donate?track=Website_Donate_Page_Link
Please consider adopting Otto, Rollo, Apollo or our recent releases, Dani and Summitt. To adopt a cub, please click on this link.�https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/t/19338/shop/item.jsp?storefront_KEY=334&t=&store_item_KEY=1070

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I saw a bear digging/scratching next to a tree in the woods this week. I wondered if he/she might be digging out a spot for their winter nap???

I'm sure going to miss these little guys, I know they must go to their homes in the wild, but that doesn't mean I won't miss them and want them to stay with you during the winter. If they started to den now where they are, would you wake them and release them?

Do the cubby's have trouble finding good den's for the winter, being they are not in that area very long before the have to find a safe place for winter? 😔

May I ask why bears are released in the fall, rather than waiting until winter is over? Just curious. I mean, I just wonder what the logistics of it all is. Thanks!

So happy today....received my adopted "little three bears" ...Otto, Rollo, and Apollo!!!!

I can't imagine not seeing them everyday, but I never thought I would get over Finnegan leaving, I still miss him, but I've learned to be brave.

These days for the Cubbies remind me of the dreaded 'bed time' when I was a child. My Mom would begin about an hour before bed... Every 15 minutes or so reminding me that bedtime was near, no fuss, no asking why. Thanks for taking such amazing care of these little ones on their way to bed, and thanks for reminding us that bed time is near. 👏🏻🐻🐻🐻❤️❤️❤️

Thank you! Curator Coy, an update that all is well, is ok with me. No one wont's to hear the Cubs are leaving, but you all know what is best for them. I feel you all shed a few tears also, you are close by. You feed them, smell them & can hear them sometimes. You all take care of the baby Cubs, the rest will fall in place. Thanks to all 🙂 🙂

I look forward to our daily updates and will miss them, soon. You and the entire staff keep us so well informed it is amazing. Maybe soon you will get a well deserved break.

If we could see the pics better, we could figure out the two legs hanging down and a possible well placed nubbin. But we'll just have to imagine, which we can because we have gotten to see so much of these three. Thanks so much.

These cubs are simply wonderful, I love when they a just hang their leg down they look like a bunch fur thrown in a tree 🌲😍😍😍♥️♥️♥️🐻🐻🐻 So proud to be a member of ABR received my sticker and card 😊

Oh I'm not ready for them to go away. I have loved seeing them from the first day and cannot imagine a day without seeing them. Love those little bears!!

Each day is a day closer to the cubs release! And ABR has done a wonderful job taking care of these precious little cubs! Thank you for getting our little bears ready for their new life back into the wild where they belong!

Joan Messinger perfectly said, I also wish the cubbies could spend the long cold winter safe and secure at ABR.

Making ready for their adventure Into the wild. Much love and many prayers will follow these little guys as they go. 💕

Oh I hadn't realized they were leaving in just 6 weeks time. Wow! Well guess it'll be time for them to get back to being wild bears ... in the wild.

Really going to miss them when they are gone...thanks for sharing.

Still wonder all the time that Finney is safe and growing into a big guy.

Thank you for the update. Love the Olympic reference.

Thank you for the update on the snooze fest today.

Clever little bears, doing everything right. 🙂

They all get beautiful Gold Medals. Wow lucky the trees are strong. Love the writing too.

Thanks for sharing!

Awwwww! Smushed snoozing bear cubs! 😴😴🐾🐻🤗

Right on target! Sleepyheads!!

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1 day ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Otto and Apollo were minding their own business, getting some shut-eye on The Tire Bridge. Who can blame them? Chubbifying takes a lot of effort and sleep is important. Rollo had a different plan and thought it would be fun to rock the bridge. He put all his strength into the project, trying to make it sway just like it does when the cubs walk across it. All this activity roused Otto from his nap, and he abandoned the swinging bridge to forage on the more stable ground. Rollo, his mission accomplished (more or less), followed. Apollo woke up, watched Rollo climb down, and went back to sleep, probably grateful to see the back of him.

There’s thick fog in the mornings, and the curators have to wait until it dissipates before visiting the enclosure to observe the bears. There’s still a lot of foliage and ground cover but as autumn progresses, our curators are seeing cubby paths not previously visible. The curators infer from them (and the broken twigs littering the ground) that our cubs are exploring every horizontal and vertical inch of the enclosure. For bears in captivity, having something to do is as important as having something to eat and our enclosure provides them with plenty of both.

We launched our “Bear Necessities Campaign” with a goal of $20,000. To date, we’ve raised $18,938.74! Please consider adopting Otto, Rollo, Apollo or our recent releases, Dani and Summitt. To adopt a cub, please click on this link.
salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/t/19338/shop/item.jsp?storefront_KEY=334&t=&store_item_KEY=1070
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Otto and Apollo were minding their own business, getting some shut-eye on The Tire Bridge. Who can blame them? Chubbifying takes a lot of effort and sleep is important. Rollo had a different plan and thought it would be fun to rock the bridge. He put all his strength into the project, trying to make it sway just like it does when the cubs walk across it. All this activity roused Otto from his nap, and he abandoned the swinging bridge to forage on the more stable ground. Rollo, his mission accomplished (more or less), followed.  Apollo woke up, watched Rollo climb down, and went back to sleep, probably grateful to see the back of him. 

There’s thick fog in the mornings, and the curators have to wait until it dissipates before visiting the enclosure to observe the bears. There’s still a lot of foliage and ground cover but as autumn progresses, our curators are seeing cubby paths not previously visible. The curators infer from them (and the broken twigs littering the ground) that our cubs are exploring every horizontal and vertical inch of the enclosure. For bears in captivity, having something to do is as important as having something to eat and our enclosure provides them with plenty of both.

We launched our “Bear Necessities Campaign” with a goal of $20,000. To date, we’ve raised $18,938.74! Please consider adopting Otto, Rollo, Apollo or our recent releases, Dani and Summitt. To adopt a cub, please click on this link.
https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/t/19338/shop/item.jsp?storefront_KEY=334&t=&store_item_KEY=1070
If you would prefer to donate directly to the campaign, please click on the donations page and check “Bear Necessities” in the “Designate this gift for a specific purpose” box. Thank you for your kindness to our bears. https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/donate_page/donate?track=Website_Donate_Page_Link

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Curious, are they comfortable entering the acclimation pen yet? Do y'all put any 'special' treats in right now, or just the regular fare?

Love hearing how these 3 spend their days. So cute. 🙂

Would it be possible that they could be released together?

Leave it to Rollo to be the trouble maker! I guess he got lonesome for someone to play with and he succeeded in waking everybody up! Thank you for sharing their day with us and the info!

Boys will be boys!! Would love to know bear talk to see what they talk about when they get in these funny moods!

Such funny guys.... love these 3 so much...

I know they have to go but I'm really going to miss these three cubbies🐻🐻🐻

Rollo is such a smart rambuntious growing boy! 😂

Luv how these little guys have grown ! I know a couple of rambunctious boys like Rollo ! ❤️

I love these little bears and their antics! Does anyone agree that Apollo is beautiful??

I wish there was a video of Rollo trying to rouse his playmates. 😃

Oh that Rollo he is such s stinker, I assume he wasn’t sleepy 😴

Those cubbies are really bundles of furry mischief

Love to know they are doing well , send more pictures

It appears to me that the cubbies are looking tired!

The pdates serves me a my daily soapy. I can not wait for the next enthralling episode. Thank you!

Very much like bored children!

Oh my gosh. I love these bears.

Getting so big!

Such gorgeous bears!

Bigger by the week.

Adorable bears

so, ABR, we all know that you are about to release these cubs, that you have lots of experience in judging their releasibility, but that ultimately that the TN Wildlife folks have jurisdiction. When cubs are about to be released, those that have had orthopedic um corrections. adjustments, at the last moment, when they are tranquilized for final measurements, are there any last minute assessments of their capability of surviving their surgical adjustments? Thinking of Apollo and his work. Thanks...

Love the progress the day they have to go to a new life different land going to be sad .Love the stories on them all.Would love to take care of them so hooked on how their doing but do I know just like humans ya gotta leave the nest one day.Just know most cubs stay with moms which they don’t have up two three years .. know there going to be out there sooner 😐😁🙃😆🐾🇺🇸🦅🌈💕

I know it won"t be long before the cubs are released, but I've noticed there are very few acorns on our mountain. If the mast isn't good for the cubs to find food will they still be released?

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2 days ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Apollo arrived at ABR on August 19, 2017. He was hit by a vehicle in Big South Fork National Recreation Area. The accident left Apollo with two broken bones in his right arm. After surgery at UTCVM, Apollo's broken bones are healed. He will be released back to the wild later this Fall.

Join us on Saturday, October 28th for the ABR Bearly 5K Run/Walk. Sign up today. Your participation will help Apollo RUN WILD AND FREE!

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Apollo arrived at ABR on August 19, 2017.  He was hit by a vehicle in Big South Fork National Recreation Area.  The accident left Apollo with two broken bones in his right arm.  After surgery at UTCVM, Apollos broken bones are healed.  He will be released back to the wild later this Fall.  

Join us on Saturday, October 28th for the ABR Bearly 5K Run/Walk.  Sign up today.  Your participation will help Apollo RUN WILD AND FREE!

Click here to register:
http://appalachianbearrescue.org/event/bearly-5k-runwalk-2/

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OMG you need to start these type posts with a big disclaimer---BEAR IS FINE--my heart went into my throat for the first few sentences. I thought you were going to tell us something had happened to him! He is a testament to ABR's wonderful care!

Apollo you handsome cub...they scared me. I thought they were going to say they had released you. I know you will be glad to roam the Smoky Mountains again just stay away from cars, motorcycles, and any large farming equipment. I love your Fuzzy Face.

Thank you to all who created and organized this Run/Walk and for all the participants. This event is for a wonderful cause, and that cause is for a little bear we call Apollo. Without UTCVM , ABR, the person who found him injured, and volunteers Apollo would not be here. His surgeries and care afterward takes money and a lot of love. Thank you.

Thank u ABR 4 all u do 4 the Bears & there return to the wild...we will all be sad 4 a while...but deep down inside we know that's where the cubby belong....us mamma bears always want there cubbys to be safe & unharmed through there life....live long & safe 'll little one's...May mother earth feed u well & our great father look out 4 u in your travels on mother 🌎.

My favorite bears are most always the ones who come to ABR hanging on by a thread. Must like a success story, I guess. It has been great to see Apollo's progress, and I look forward to his launch into the life he was meant to have.

I am remembering correctly that Apollo's mother was nearby when he was hit, and watching the rescue? If so, I am wondering if you think he will find and rejoin his family when he is released, or if he will start his solo journey a little early in life, like the orphans you rescue. I love learning about these beautiful bears from you, thank you!!!

Tears of joy and sadness. Joy that Apollo has healed and will, hopefully, live a long full life as a wild bear. Sadness, because I am going to miss that cute face and reading about all his antics. Apollo...good luck in life!!

Thank you to everyone who saved this beautiful black bear! He bring such joy to seen him and his antics. I will miss but do glad he has a second chance ♥️♥️♥️🙏🐻

I haven't been looking forward to this statement is there anyway u can tag him so we can keep in touch with Apollo and know he's ok and safe ❤️🐾🐾🐻

It’s wonderful news that Apollo’s injuries have healed so well that he’ll soon be ready for release back to the wild. Though it’s always bittersweet news, it truly is what’s best for these precious young bears. Thanks to all at ABR, the vets and wildlife officers who aid in the capture, care, and release of all the cubs and yearlings. ❤️

I am so impressed with the care ABR gives to their cubbies, each stage of their rehabilitation is carefully planned and executed. Your enclosures are beautiful, lots of natural environment for them to roam and practice their cubbie skills.

Apollo, you are one beautiful, handsome bear. So glad you were given a second chance at ABR & that you & Otto & Rollo are enjoying each other's company while you can. Eat up, rest and get stronger so you can make it once you are released back into the wild.

I am so thankful that Apollo survived and has healed, thanks to all the Doctors, ABR and all the volunteers who helped him get well. May God watch over them and keep them safe, has plenty of food and have a nice den this winter.

Apollo you are such a cute cubby. I really hate hearing they will be released but understand they belong in the wild. That is their home. I sure will miss these little guys. It's hard not to fall in Love with them. They are all so cute. Love you little Cubby's and take care.

lol...soon as i read ~Apollo arrived~..i said uh oh...thought the next line would be ~he's departed now, back into the wild, where he belongs~..I know that day is coming soon... I just wish they could be as safe *out there* as they are *in there*..with you...

Greatful to you all at ABR and UTCVM for all you've done to help Apollo heal and become a strong bear prepared to take back his wild life. Im going to miss him terribly as with the others before him and those yet to come. God bless you young bear.

Appalachian Bear Rescue! Once again your devotion, talents and hard work have saved another life. Thank you so much for all you do. You're the best friend a bear cub ever had!

Apollo is such a cute boy,I will be coming to Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge in a few weeks. I plan on coming to ABR while there and adopting a cub or two. Thank you for sharing all the pictures, and their stories.

My heart stopped for a second when I read the first line of this post as those words usually denote a release. {hew few more days of cubbie fun.

Apollo is a beautiful little bear! So thankful that he has healed from his injury! Thankful for ABR for being there for him! Now he can return to the life that he was meant to have back in the wild! Thank you!

Sure wish you could collar the three bears! I would be willing to bet they will cross mountains and rivers to be together again. In fact, that's what they were discussing in the last post.

Why are Otto, Apollo and Rollover being released before winter? They have not had time to find dens and the winter is so harsh? I hope all three will be released together because they have become such great friends.

It's truly a blessed miracle that Apollo has healed so well, Thanks to everyone's loving care! 🐻❤️🐾🤗

❤️ back to where he can be truly free & travel the mountains. Thanks for the awesome job you all do for our cubby bears. ☺️

Apollo, you are one gorgeous bear! I hope when you go home, your mom recognizes you, and sees that you made it, thanks to ABR!

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3 days ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Hello from Curator David. Today’s post may be a little late because this morning the fog rolled in and didn’t leave until late. When I was finally able to locate the cubs, it seemed they were having a meeting at the location of “The Treaty of the Tree’s”.
All three cubs took their time in finding their spot to settle down, and the “talking” began. After a time, Otto and Rollo seemed to have a disagreement or a more detailed discussion, while Apollo stood in the background. They finally broke up and went their separate ways. Apollo climbed onto “Summit’s Branch”, Rollo seemed tired and started yawning, and Otto went into the bushes and laid down.
With nighttime temperatures starting to be in the upper 30’s and lower 40’s our cubs are less active in the morning so it takes them a little time to get going. They are starting to use the culvert dens that are scattered around the enclosure. Which is a good sign, they are learning what to look for. So once they are released they will have an idea of what makes a suitable den site.
Don't forget to join us for the 5K! Come out and support our cubs.
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Hello from Curator David.  Today’s post may be a little late because this morning the fog rolled in and didn’t leave until late.  When I was finally able to locate the cubs, it seemed they were having a meeting at the location of “The Treaty of the Tree’s”. 
All three cubs took their time in finding their spot to settle down, and the “talking” began.  After a time, Otto and Rollo seemed to have a disagreement or a more detailed discussion, while Apollo stood in the background.  They finally broke up and went their separate ways.  Apollo climbed onto “Summit’s Branch”, Rollo seemed tired and started yawning, and Otto went into the bushes and laid down.  
 With nighttime temperatures starting to be in the upper 30’s and lower 40’s our cubs are less active in the morning so it takes them a little time to get going.  They are starting to use the culvert dens that are scattered around the enclosure.  Which is a good sign, they are learning what to look for.  So once they are released they will have an idea of what makes a suitable den site.
Dont forget to join us for the 5K! Come out and support our cubs.

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Are they using the culvert dens to nap? Are they adding leaves, etc to make them more comfy? I bet you will find lots of "daybeds" in the enclosure once the trio leaves.

It was so nice to stop at the center today, Michelle, the volunteer was so very pleasant. Really e enjoyed our visit😊

Stopped by the center this week....purchased a pretty tag for the front of my car!!

Will these cubs be released with tracking collars?

Will they be released together?

When do y'all plan to release them? Before or after hibernation?

Will they have enough time to find dens that aren't claimed by other bears in the wild? Or will other bears be so tired they don't care about the little guys squatting in their territory?

Are they overwintering with you??

I am savoring their exploits and pics even more now that I know their time in the wild is approaching and I will have mixed feelings like always. Thanks again for everything you do for them!

Well, they've outdone themselves. Cub Conference. You couldn't have paid them to do anything cuter. Cub Conference. I love it. And one little nip. Thanks to everyone who works for these three natural funsters and comedians. What a joy to read and view. Life is about to get real serious for the 3. Let them have a ball while they can.

Gonna be sad :'( to see them go but, on the other hand happy for them to be free again <3 Thanks ABR for everything you do for all the bears!!

The cubs are looking great! Looks like they were in a heavy discussion! Glad they came to agree on a "Peace Treaty"! Thank you for sharing the pictures and updates!

Hopefully when they are released, they will have enough time to get acclimated to their new surroundings as well as to find or make a den.

Great picture of the three bears with their heads together having a conference! I am really going to miss them.Just love them. 🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️

Love these three little fellows. Great pictures & captions. Wish I could have been included in the conference 🐻🐻🐻

I will certainly miss the three amig"O"s once they are released back to the wild. They are so adorable!!

I will miss them and the stories.

I just don’t think they could get any cuter or have better stories told! Thank you ABR!❤️

The cubbies conference looked like it had some serious discussion going on lots to discuss

Great photography!!!!! Glad to hear the cubs are looking for their winter dens. Good job ABR!!!!

Love all 3 of them....thank you for sharing.

But there will not be culverts in the wild.

Enjoyed the photos and captions. Makes me happy.

Thank you all....Have enjoyed the newsletters & photo's so much!!

I learn so much about bear cubs with these reports. Thank you.

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Don't forget to come out and drink a beer for the bears next Thursday, October 26th. Little River Trading Company is hosting their Pints for a Purpose and all proceeds of beer sales will benefit the cubs at ABR!

Pints for a Purpose - Appalachian Bear RescueOct 26, 5:00pmLittle River Trading Company
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4 days ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Curator Tom reporting today.

Curator Tom found the ABR threesome high in a red oak tree today. Tom reports that they were at least 60 feet up in the air. The bears were "trimming" the tree of all the small twigs in an effort to retrieve and devour every acorn in reach. By the end of their meal, the tree was missing more than half of the small twigs and acorns.

Though ABR enclosures seem quite large for three little bears, the space does not compare to a bear's territory in the wild. Each year, cubs manage to remove small twigs, bend and break saplings, remove logs from the culvert dens, and generally rearrange the "decor" in their wild enclosures. In the "off season", ABR Curators will go about restoring order at the bear facility. Curators will properly prune trees, apply fertilizer, and make needed repairs to dens, fencing and water supplies. There's never a dull moment at the ABR bear facility.

Come out to support the ABR bear cubs on Saturday, October 28th. Register for the ABR Bearly 5K today at www.appalachianbearrescue.org. Enjoy beautiful autumn scenery, fresh mountain air, and give your favorite bear cubs their second chance at life in the wild! Your THREE LITTLE BEARS need YOU!
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Curator Tom reporting today.

Curator Tom found the ABR threesome high in a red oak tree today.  Tom reports that they were at least 60 feet up in the air.  The bears were trimming the tree of all the small twigs in an effort to retrieve and devour every acorn in reach.  By the end of their meal, the tree was missing more than half of the small twigs and acorns.

Though ABR enclosures seem quite large for three little bears, the space does not compare to a bears territory in the wild.  Each year, cubs manage to remove small twigs, bend and break saplings, remove logs from the culvert dens, and generally rearrange the decor in their wild enclosures.  In the off season, ABR Curators will go about restoring order at the bear facility.  Curators will properly prune trees, apply fertilizer, and make needed repairs to dens, fencing and water supplies. Theres never a dull moment at the ABR bear facility.

Come out to support the ABR bear cubs on Saturday, October 28th.  Register for the ABR Bearly 5K today at www.appalachianbearrescue.org.  Enjoy beautiful autumn scenery, fresh mountain air, and give your favorite bear cubs their second chance at life in the wild!  Your THREE LITTLE BEARS need YOU!

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I still say you need to have a virtual option for the 5K for those of us that can't make it but can run in our areas! Great way to fundraise!

"Rearrange decor"...those toddlers!! Lolol You curators also! You need to collaborate and write the cutest cubbie story ever with illustrations of your adorable subjects! I will go observe and tell you what they are thinking! 😉 Make some $$$$

Could you send them to my house in Florida? I've got a bunch of small limbs that they could trim and plenty of acorns to eat as pay!!

With my heart in my throat..I say Hurrah for the three cubs who are so brave and hungry that they go to Great Heights to meet their needs. Braver than me. If I had to climb 60 feet to get my food I would slim down very quickly. Hey that gives me an idea.

Yes rearrange the way you cubs want it. The curators will fix anything you accidentally damage....gotta like your surroundings. Bless you all at ABR. Love the bears and all you do for them!

Wow I'd never make it that high as I'm afraid of hights but would buy the book that Dianne Lineberger mentioned

I have to say that I used to go out on the trails near my home and look on the ground for bears, now I'm always wanting to look up!

Wow, they always make me so nervous when they are that high. I just love these three cubs. They are absolutely adorable! !!♡♡♡♡

I would be biting my nails off watching these acrobatics in the trees so high up! Thank you for sharing the pictures and updates!

There was a black bear released at or near Cades Cove today with spectators present. There was video posted today. Do you know anything about this?

Would like to know what type of fertilizer is used on the trees? I would think nature would take care of them in that climate.

Looking at these photos it's hard to believe that these chubby cubbys are the same TINY BEARS YOU RESCUED !! 😊😙!!!!!

Im really going to miss these three boys. They are the highlight of each day for me. 💖🐻💖🐻

I don’t think I could watch them. It’s bad enough seeing how high they are in your pictures.

3 Black furry little plumps in the trees, <3 to Otto, Rollo, and, Apollo!

Silly cubs I would love them in the wild they are such special cubs 🐻🐻🐻♥️♥️♥️

Thank you for all the wonderful updates. They all seem to be doing so well.

60ft and those branches look so thin and yet they seem to know they'll take their weight.

What you do for the Cubs is exceptional. Thank you. All the photos are beautiful 🙏❤️😊💙💜

Can we possibly put harness straps and rigging on them with some possible safety lines?😂😂

It’s not like they don’t have food on the ground! They just like to scare us.

60 feet in the air!!! No wonder I’ve never seen a bear in the wild! Thank you for the pics!!!

Those little dare devils.

Thy are certainly getting good at foraging for food! !

That IS high!!!

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4 days ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

The cubs are cool! Literally! The temperature fell to 57F(14C), a relief to our fur-coated residents and to the curators who take care of them. Otto, Rollo and Apollo took to Summitt’s Branch, the former hangout of Mr. Cool himself, and napped on his branch. Curator Tom got a few photos of the lazy trio, but we can’t zoom in close enough to identify them individually. With only three cubs in residence, we can assume that Otto, Rollo and Apollo are present and accounted for.

We launched our “Bear Necessities Campaign” with a goal of $20,000. To date, we’ve raised $16,929.34! Please consider adopting Otto, Rollo, Apollo or our recent releases, Dani and Summitt. To adopt a cub, please click on this link.
salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/t/19338/shop/item.jsp?storefront_KEY=334&t=&store_item_KEY=1070
If you would prefer to donate directly to the campaign, please click on the donations page and check “Bear Necessities” in the “Designate this gift for a specific purpose” box. Thank you for your kindness to our bears. salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/donate_page/donate?track=Website_Donate_Page_Link
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The cubs are cool! Literally! The temperature fell to 57F(14C), a relief to our fur-coated residents and to the curators who take care of them. Otto, Rollo and Apollo took to Summitt’s Branch, the former hangout of Mr. Cool himself, and napped on his branch. Curator Tom got a few photos of the lazy trio, but we can’t zoom in close enough to identify them individually. With only three cubs in residence, we can assume that Otto, Rollo and Apollo are present and accounted for. 

We launched our “Bear Necessities Campaign” with a goal of $20,000. To date, we’ve raised $16,929.34! Please consider adopting Otto, Rollo, Apollo or our recent releases, Dani and Summitt. To adopt a cub, please click on this link.
https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/t/19338/shop/item.jsp?storefront_KEY=334&t=&store_item_KEY=1070
If you would prefer to donate directly to the campaign, please click on the donations page and check “Bear Necessities” in the “Designate this gift for a specific purpose” box. Thank you for your kindness to our bears. https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/donate_page/donate?track=Website_Donate_Page_Link

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an interesting side note that I noticed awhile ago.... you have had a run of double letters in the names of bunch of bears this year 🙂 Summitt, Otto, |Apollo, Rollo....

Great to see bears hangin'in. trees and tight rope walking the branches. I had not realised it was a haven for them until I followed ABR. A question please, will we ever learn if we knew any of the collared bears in hibernation last winter. I know a few were traced ? xx uk

ABR, why do you think Summit’s Branch is so popular? Is it because it is so fat and flat? Do the cubs smell Summit at all, making it more appealing?

Has summit been sighted since release?

Ever caught 3 on same limb before ?

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I think “she” is the best! I assume she loves her job, and was missed by all when she took off some much needed time. The narratives make me smile, laugh and even snort. Thank you for making us part of their journeys.

I'm so happy to see that Apollo has been invited up in "the tree"! Now I'm worried that the one branch will hold all three of them! I guess the worry never ends. <3 Thanks for taking such great care of these guys! =D

Glad the weather has cooled down for the cubs! Summitt's Branch is getting a lot of use since "Mr. Cool" (Summitt Bear) left! At least it's big enough to hold all three cubs without breaking! Thank you for sharing the pictures and updates!

Arrows of all colors, what a joyous day. Keep up the good work, and praying for you folks to be bear free. I know some may find that sad.

I ❤️ the pictures of our “Three Little Bears”! 🐻🐻🐻 Thanks for sharing! Thank goodness for some cooler fall weather!!!

Will these little guys spend the winter at ABR? I hate thinking of them trying to survive the winter on their own. 💗

That is an awful lot of chubby cubby weight on that one branch...lol

I hate knowing they will be released soon - feel like a Momma Bear here 🐻🐻🐻

Can’t imagine anything more delightful than these three Bears in a tree

I'm going to miss this trio when they are released!

Awwwwwh, the three little bears!! Love seeing them! 🙂

Great photos as always love these three munchkins they make my day

Love seeing them together!

Fantastic picture----thank you...

I think the chubby cubbies really like Summits branch it must be special

What great pics...so fun to c these guys....thanks💖💙💖💙💖💙

I love this set of picture

Wow!!! All 3 on one branch!!! Glad to see the boys are getting along!!!

I love these photos! The black of the bears against the settings.

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6 days ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Otto was “odd cub out” yesterday, but today he chummed with Apollo in the hickory tree, chewing leaves and exchanging swats. Meanwhile, Rollo was on top of the Culvert Den, trying to dismantle it. Cubs are surprisingly gentle with stuffed toy companions (Sister Bunny and Charley Bear), but everything else is marked for methodical deconstruction. Otto and Apollo climbed down their tree, and chased each other around the Culvert Den, pausing for a wrestling match. Rollo ignored them, fully committed to his important demolition work. Later, Otto and Rollo explored a capture cage left from Summitt's release. There wasn't time to remove it and since it's not set, the cubs are free to explore it.

The bears tired of their shenanigans and settled to forage for acorns, peanuts, almonds and bear diet pellets. They're growing, getting rounder every day.

We launched our “Bear Necessities Campaign” with a goal of $20,000. To date, we’ve raised $16,929.34! Please consider adopting Otto, Rollo, Apollo or our recent releases, Dani and Summitt. To adopt a cub, please click on this link.
salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/t/19338/shop/item.jsp?storefront_KEY=334&t=&store_item_KEY=1070
If you would prefer to donate directly to the campaign, please click on the donations page and check “Bear Necessities” in the “Designate this gift for a specific purpose” box. Thank you for your kindness to our bears. salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/donate_page/donate?track=Website_Donate_Page_Link
Thank you for helping us help them. We’ll post a campaign update on Thursday.
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Otto was “odd cub out” yesterday, but today he chummed with Apollo in the hickory tree, chewing leaves and exchanging swats. Meanwhile, Rollo was on top of the Culvert Den, trying to dismantle it. Cubs are surprisingly gentle with stuffed toy companions (Sister Bunny and Charley Bear), but everything else is marked for methodical deconstruction.  Otto and Apollo climbed down their tree, and chased each other around the Culvert Den, pausing for a wrestling match. Rollo ignored them, fully committed to his important demolition work. Later, Otto and Rollo explored a capture cage left from Summitts release. There wasnt time to remove it and since its not set, the cubs are free to explore it. 

The bears tired of their shenanigans and settled to forage for acorns, peanuts, almonds and bear diet pellets. Theyre growing, getting rounder every day.

We launched our “Bear Necessities Campaign” with a goal of $20,000. To date, we’ve raised $16,929.34! Please consider adopting Otto, Rollo, Apollo or our recent releases, Dani and Summitt. To adopt a cub, please click on this link.
https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/t/19338/shop/item.jsp?storefront_KEY=334&t=&store_item_KEY=1070
If you would prefer to donate directly to the campaign, please click on the donations page and check “Bear Necessities” in the “Designate this gift for a specific purpose” box. Thank you for your kindness to our bears. https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/donate_page/donate?track=Website_Donate_Page_Link
Thank you for helping us help them. We’ll post a campaign update on Thursday.

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All three are so healthy looking and beautiful...I am afraid to look on here each day...afraid that they will be released...but know that is the goal. Thanks ever so much sharing their survival....

Dang. Thought I would never miss a trio of bears the way I missed Finn, Andy and Eliza. I have been fooling myself. Gonna have a good cry when these guys are gone too.

The "Cub Demolition Derby". I love it. Rollo has always seemed a little single-minded once he sets his little bear mind on a task! Glad that Otto got to hang out with Apollo... some of the swats given may have been in retaliation for being left out yesterday...just sayin'.

The release of the threesome will certainly leave a void for their human admirers. They have brought so much joy.

I just knew that Rollo had skills! Love reading each day what Otto, Rollo and Apollo have been into for that day! Sure going to miss these little guys when they have to leave. Of course, I miss them all! Thank you for sharing their lives with us while they are in your care!

Can't believe how chunky they are, with their thick winter coats. Wish it would cool off, they're bound to get hot. Sure gonna miss these three.

Thank you ABR for all the care you have given these three. They look so big and healthy & definitely well fed.! So glad they have been good playmates while with you.I shall miss them terribly like I have missed all the others,especially Finn. Love them.🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️

I am so happy that these bears are doing so well! Amazing to see them grow and become healthy. I will be sad to see them leave.

It is hard to believe these cubs will be gone soon. So glad they all got their second chance for life.

Growing up strong and healthy. Thanks to ABR Curators for the excellent care you give them everyday.

ABR friends, be very proud of your work... Look at these three gorgeous chubby cubs.... THANK YOU for including us!

They are DEFINITELY gorgeous cubbys!!!!!! I will miss seeing them play together!!!! Humans sure could learn a lot from cubbys!!

So happy they are doing so well and enjoying life. Very much enjoy their daily updates.

Looks like this three cub demolition squad was bored today! Lots to do and eat! ❤️🐻

They certainly are getting round!! But still cute little guys.

They are so healthy looking. I will miss them.

Love to read about these bears!

Such fine little fellows.

Very handsome cubbies ... full of mischief!

Boy cubs will be boy cubs 🐻🐻🐻♥️♥️♥️

They all look so great! Thanks ABR!!! <3

Funny little bears.

bonitos

They are so cute. Love the little cubbies.

Ridiculous question, if you know the answer. Would a grown bear who found a stuffed animal in the wilderness find any possible comfort from it, take it back to their den and use it the way cubs do or nah?

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7 days ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Curator Janet's report -

“Follow the Leader,” a popular children’s game where the “leader” is chosen, then, the children line up behind the leader and mimic the leader’s actions. Any players who fail to follow the leader’s actions are out of the game and must sit down. Another variation is for one individual to be in the middle of a group who is imitating a leader’s actions. The person in the middle must try to identify exactly who is the originator of the actions (the leader).

This morning, initial observation of the bears found all three under a tree. One was standing with paws on the tree trunk. A second stood and did the same thing. The third was sitting under the tree watching. Then, Rollo and Apollo jumped on the tree trunk and began circling around it. Otto, watching below, jumped on the trunk to do the same thing, but the other two quickly climbed up the tree. Rollo began walking on “Summitt’s branch” with Apollo close behind. Otto began climbing up, but one of the other bears huffed at him, so he climbed back down and sat at the bottom of the tree. The two walked single-file on the branch as far as they could before turning and walking back. Otto remained at the bottom of the tree watching the other two. Tiring of the game, Rollo claimed a nice spot on the branch, curled up and took a nap. Apollo climbed further up the tree and did the same. Otto chose to nap at the base of the tree.

Observing the bears, it wasn’t clear which version of “Follow the Leader” they were playing. Was Otto “out” because he didn’t follow Rollo’s actions or was he trying to determine if Apollo was the actual leader?

It is apparent from watching their sessions of play, followed by frequent naps; our bears’ metabolism is slowing down. They don’t expend as much energy in play as they did just weeks ago. Their instincts are telling them to conserve energy. As much as they seem to enjoy each others' company, they are also displaying more independence.

Our residents need lots of help to get their second chance at life in the wild. Medical bills for Apollo, Summitt and the little bears that didn’t survive (Hawkins, Sheldon, Eclipse and Tilly) add up. Costs for Mazouri Bear Diet Pellets, gas for our Tundra and general utilities add up. We launched our “Bear Necessities Campaign” with a goal of $20,000. To date, we’ve raised $16,929.34! Please consider adopting Otto, Rollo, Apollo or our recent releases, Dani and Summitt. To adopt a cub, please click on this link.
salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/t/19338/shop/item.jsp

If you would prefer to donate directly to the campaign, please click on the donations page and check “Bear Necessities” in the “Designate this gift for a specific purpose” box. Thank you for your kindness to our bears. salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/donate_page/donate
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Curator Janets report - 

“Follow the Leader,” a popular children’s game where the “leader” is chosen, then, the children line up behind the leader and mimic the leader’s actions.  Any players who fail to follow the leader’s actions are out of the game and must sit down.  Another variation is for one individual to be in the middle of a group who is imitating a leader’s actions.  The person in the middle must try to identify exactly who is the originator of the actions (the leader).

This morning, initial observation of the bears found all three under a tree.  One was standing with paws on the tree trunk.  A second stood and did the same thing.  The third was sitting under the tree watching.  Then, Rollo and Apollo jumped on the tree trunk and began circling around it.  Otto, watching below, jumped on the trunk to do the same thing, but the other two quickly climbed up the tree.  Rollo began walking on “Summitt’s branch” with Apollo close behind.  Otto began climbing up, but one of the other bears huffed at him, so he climbed back down and sat at the bottom of the tree.  The two walked single-file on the branch as far as they could before turning and walking back.  Otto remained at the bottom of the tree watching the other two.  Tiring of the game, Rollo claimed a nice spot on the branch, curled up and took a nap.  Apollo climbed further up the tree and did the same.  Otto chose to nap at the base of the tree.  

Observing the bears, it wasn’t clear which version of “Follow the Leader” they were playing.  Was Otto “out” because he didn’t follow Rollo’s actions or was he trying to determine if Apollo was the actual leader?  

It is apparent from watching their sessions of play, followed by frequent naps; our bears’ metabolism is slowing down.  They don’t expend as much energy in play as they did just weeks ago.  Their instincts are telling them to conserve energy.  As much as they seem to enjoy each others company, they are also displaying more independence.  

Our residents need lots of help to get their second chance at life in the wild. Medical bills for Apollo, Summitt and the little bears that didn’t survive (Hawkins, Sheldon, Eclipse and Tilly) add up. Costs for Mazouri Bear Diet Pellets, gas for our Tundra and general utilities add up. We launched our “Bear Necessities Campaign” with a goal of $20,000. To date, we’ve raised $16,929.34! Please consider adopting Otto, Rollo, Apollo or our recent releases, Dani and Summitt. To adopt a cub, please click on this link.
https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/t/19338/shop/item.jsp…

If you would prefer to donate directly to the campaign, please click on the donations page and check “Bear Necessities” in the “Designate this gift for a specific purpose” box. Thank you for your kindness to our bears. https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/donate_page/donate…

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I wanted to let you know ABR that yesterday I received my adoption papers for Apollo. The bear is adorable and so soft and cuddly!

My challenge is still active! Let’s get ABR way way way past their $20,000 goal to kick off the holiday season!!! Thank you everyone who has already donated and thank you in advance to all of you getting ready to donate! What an awesome bunch y’all are!!! 😊🐻😊🐻😊🐻💜💜💜

Dang, they don't look like babies any more, do they. Curator Janet, what would be your educated (see what I did there) guess on weight and height at front shoulder.

In the wild, would a bear family have a "favorite" tree?

Our little cubbies are looking like little grown-ups! Looks like they had fun today playing "Follow the Leader"! Thank you for sharing the pictures and updates on our little furry babies! Thanks to everyone at ABR for taking such good care of these precious little bears! I received my 2018 Calendar and note cards today. I love them!

Must have been hilarious watching the three bears playing Follow the Leader. They're growing up fast now,not such little cubbies anymore..but still cute and cuddly...

It seems when there are three children who are friends...one is always on the outs....I guess the same goes for bears🐻🐻🐻

Wow! Are these the same cute little cubbies we've been watching for months? Goodness...they're starting to look like SERIOUS BEARS now! 😀

They are developing into beautiful bears. It is wondrous to watch them develop and grow. Thank you for caring for God's creatures, (my favorite animals , the bears).

I do love seeing their antics together. But I also know it's the way of the bears to go it alone and away they must go <3. It took a long time for my head to over rule my heart. But I still get a little :'(

Although there is love, there is a triangle, as it is with humanity. Someone is always ousted to be on their own. It is wonderful why the one does not not take it personally.💕

It may have been 'I'm the King of the Castle' and not follow my leader or 'do or dare' either way it looked great fun !!!!xxx thank you uk

Silly, playful, fluffy bears. I just want to hug em. I know............*sigh*

Awesome update Curator Janet!! Love reading about the cubs!!!

Growing so fast. Amazing how they look now, but still our babies! 🐻🐻🐻

Such adorable cubbies... moving into adulthood too fast!

What a wonderful children's book this story would make!

They've obviously practiced this game a lot 😃💛 they're very good at it 😉🖤💛

Wow, they had a big growth spurt recently!

Awww poor Otto two against one that’s okay you will always be number 1😊🐻🐻🐻♥️♥️♥️

They are looking nice and chubby! You guys do awesome work!!!

Poor Otto, seems Rollo has a new playmate and Otto is odd man out 😕

They are looking more like yearlings and less like cubs.

Rambunctious little chubby cubbies ❤️🌲❤️🌲🐻🐻🐻💫☀️✨🌙

I got my beautiful calendar today, beautiful pictures of beautiful babies. Love the note card and ornament too

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1 week ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Feeding time interrupted Otto, Rollo and Apollo’s pool party. Curator Coy wasn’t quick enough to snag a photo, but we’re pleased the bears were in the water at the same time. The cubs have a comfortable relationship; sometimes together, sometimes doing their own thing. They retreated to their trees, Otto and Rollo in one, Apollo in another. They’re healthy and chubby; furry black blobs set among the autumn leaves.

Our Facebook friends had some good questions. Judy, asked “Since the [local] weather is mild and food is plentiful, what triggers the move towards hibernation? Decreasing daylight hours?”

The disappearance of hard mast (acorns, nuts) in late fall/early winter is the major trigger for hibernation. However, the trigger doesn’t fire if the bear hasn’t had enough to eat. Starving bears can’t hibernate, and will spend winter foraging for what food they can find or die trying. Some of our friends will recall the famine years of 2011-2012 and 2015-2016: the starving yearlings we received in the late autumn/winter never left hyperpahgia and ate their way through December and January, skipping hibernation or spending only a couple of weeks in it after release. Bears may have a “had enough” switch; during excellent hard mast years, we’ve seen bears go to den even when there are plenty of acorns still left to eat. Bears in our area usually start to den in late November to mid-December. Further south, where food is available in winter, female black bears may den just long enough to have cubs, and the males may not hibernate at all. We know that black bears further north are already choosing dens and preparing for hibernation. Of the eight species of bear, (Asiatic Black Bear, American Black Bear, Brown Bear (Grizzly), Giant Panda, Polar Bear, Sloth Bear, Spectacled Bear and Sun Bear) only the Brown Bear (Grizzly etc) and the American Black Bear are regular hibernators. The Asiatic Black Bear’s hibernation depends at what elevation it lives (they can move to a lower elevation and skip hibernation). If we wanted our residents to hibernate at the ABR facility, the curators would copy nature, and steadily lower the quantity of food during November, encouraging the bears to den.

Laura asked “Do the females den first in order to prepare for baby bear births? And do they "wake up" more fully in order to care for the newborns?”
Many biologists don’t consider Black Bears true hibernators. Bears enter “torpor”, which means they will respond if disturbed. Females usually den first to prepare for the birth of their cubs. Newborns are totally dependent on their mother. Though they can feed themselves by finding a nipple and sucking, they can’t pee or poop, and she has to stimulate them with her tongue. Our curators are grateful they get the same results from resident cubs with the use of a warm washcloth.
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Feeding time interrupted Otto, Rollo and Apollo’s pool party. Curator Coy wasn’t quick enough to snag a photo, but we’re pleased the bears were in the water at the same time. The cubs have a comfortable relationship; sometimes  together, sometimes doing their own thing. They retreated to their trees, Otto and Rollo in one, Apollo in another. They’re healthy and chubby; furry black blobs set among the autumn leaves. 

Our Facebook friends had some good questions. Judy, asked “Since the [local] weather is mild and food is plentiful, what triggers the move towards hibernation? Decreasing daylight hours?”

The disappearance of hard mast (acorns, nuts) in late fall/early winter is the major trigger for hibernation. However, the trigger doesn’t fire if the bear hasn’t had enough to eat. Starving bears can’t hibernate, and will spend winter foraging for what food they can find or die trying. Some of our friends will recall the famine years of 2011-2012 and 2015-2016: the starving yearlings we received in the late autumn/winter never left hyperpahgia and ate their way through December and January, skipping hibernation or spending only a  couple of weeks in it after release. Bears may have a “had enough” switch; during excellent hard mast years, we’ve seen bears go to den even when there are plenty of acorns still left to eat. Bears in our area usually start to den in late November to mid-December. Further south, where food is available in winter, female black bears may den just long enough to have cubs, and the males may not hibernate at all. We know that black bears further north are already choosing dens and preparing for hibernation.  Of the eight species of bear, (Asiatic Black Bear, American Black Bear, Brown Bear (Grizzly), Giant Panda, Polar Bear, Sloth Bear, Spectacled Bear and Sun Bear) only the Brown Bear (Grizzly etc) and the American Black Bear are regular hibernators. The Asiatic Black Bear’s hibernation depends at what elevation it lives (they can move to a lower elevation and skip hibernation). If we wanted our residents to hibernate at the ABR facility, the curators would copy nature, and steadily lower the quantity of food during November, encouraging the bears to den.  

Laura asked “Do the females den first in order to prepare for baby bear births? And do they wake up more fully in order to care for the newborns?”
Many biologists don’t consider Black Bears true hibernators. Bears enter “torpor”, which means they will respond if disturbed. Females usually den first to prepare for the birth of their cubs. Newborns are totally dependent on their mother. Though they can feed themselves by finding a nipple and sucking, they can’t pee or poop, and she has to stimulate them with her tongue. Our curators are grateful they get the same results from resident cubs with the use of a warm washcloth.

Comment on Facebook

My family and I had the pleasure of visiting the ABR Visitor Center this week. I've been wanting to adopt Apollo and did so during our visit. The Visitor Center was nice and exceptionally clean. We were met by a nice volunteer; I believe her name was Gail. She assisted me with my adoption and purchases of a green T-shirt and the 2018 calendar. The pictures on the calendar are wonderful, just wish there were more pictures of "my" cubby. My aunt and uncle were with us, and while discussing the cubs with Gail and waiting for my adoption certificate, we talked about Summit Bear. Lisa, the kind young lady who prepared my certificate, heard us talking about Summit and included the wonderful picture of him in my adoption package. My uncle decided to buy 2 ear-tagged bears for his great-granddaughters; these bears are adorable. Hope we helped with the campaign!

I've heard cubs usually spend the first 2 years with their mother. Will these cubs know how to den since they had no mother to teach them?

What happens if a bear doesn’t hibernate? Is it bad for them or do they just carry on as usual and hope for hibernation next season?

This is most likely the happiest times of their lives ...Plenty of food ...good buddies to play with and a safe home ...

I worked for many years for a veterinarian and I remember using a warm washcloth on orphaned puppies. Wild or domestic, the behaviors of animals are very similar. 🐻🐶🐾

Such an informative post today. We will all soon be expert on the habits of little bears. Thanks ABR for always teaching us something new. Just can't wIt each day to read about the chubby cubbies.🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️

Great questions and answers. Thank you for the information, this is great for the people that is new to ABR and learning about bears.

Looking forward to visiting the ABR Center while on Vacation in November and adopting while I'm there!!! The Cubbies all look so WONDERFUL!!

Thank for helping us learn so much about our bears. It's fascinating stuff.

I learned something new about cubs reading today's post. Interesting.........

Oh my so many interesting reads today.

They are so chunky, so glad Rollo and Otto let Apollo in the gang! And so happy he is doing so well.

So glad that what seemed so sad they were abandoned and hungry and now they are healthy and happy cubby buddies.

Those little cubs just don't know how lucky they are!

Thank You for the Great Photos ABR!!!

So very interesting!! Cubbies are getting big!!!

Suzanne Chandler. I guess that answers my question

Love the last statement !!😂😂

Good day for a pool party!

Wow so informative.

Great post!

Love ABR!

What would ABR do with a permanently disabled bear who, it turned out, couldn't be released but could live a life as a captive bear?

I just wish you would keep the cubs until after bear season...their only defense is climb a tree and then the dogs bark at the bottom of the tree until the hunter comes and shoots them out. I dont understand releasing them in the middle of bear season. I have asked this question many times but never get an answer.

Or...maybe 💡 the female bears 🐻 den earlier than males because they are completely exhausted from birthing, raising and running after rambunctious, curious, mischievous growing cubs! 😂😂😂😂 They are worn out and just want to lay down to sleep! 😴 Thank you for answering our questions! 🤗

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