ABR Update-February 26, 2017- The Adaptable Black Bear

Black bears are clever, adaptable and omnivorous, attributes that make them a successful species. Please click on the link to view Bertie Gregory’s film of a black bear family on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Mama and her cubs enjoy a crab luncheon followed with berries for dessert! Yum!
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Bertie Gregory has a special surprise. He's found a mother and her three cubs! Even in the stormy weather, these playful cubs are having fun following their ...

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Marcie Whelan LathamAmazing that the rain doesn't even phase the cubs. I have a question when bears are in good shape like this does the water get to the skin? I kind of think they are dry but it it's water.

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Rita Adams-BlafieldAwesome video. Will you be having any other tours at the ABR facility?

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Gaynelle OwenWe thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the ABR facilities.

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Terry TaylorHey ABR...bears sighted this weekend in Northern NJ...usually their first appearance does not happen until mid March...crazy weather we are having.....

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Ann WolvenWhat is the longest that you have been without cubs?

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Susan AustinStill no inmates? Wow. Way to go momma bears <3

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Ann Chandler LewisThis is all over FB - hope it sends - when the babies come in - you need to get them a hammock. www.facebook.com/todayzworld/videos/1190120211080315/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

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Diana SinclairAdorable cubbies! The photographer isn't so bad either.😋

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Karryann LuttgeOmg how beautiful and magnificent! Thank you for sharing ❤️🐻

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Sharon MegeeLoved it. Wow, berries and crabs. I don't think your cubs got that mix. Thanks for sharing. Makes me miss the last 3 Finn, Eliza and Andy.

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Shirley LoftinWent and hiked To Abrams Falls today. Gorgeous day and thankfully no bears out. Although I love to see them, there were way too many people in Cades Cove today.

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Claire ReichsteinThat was a delightful video. I love that the photographer is smitten by bear cubs. 🙂

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Kelly SweeneyLove this! These baby bears are adorable! And so is the man who can admit he finds them adorable too! <3

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Susan RobertSoooo Awesome! Loved the Video, of Momma Bear taking her 3 little cubbies out and teaching them how to forage, living skills, sooo precious! ! Such an awesome Momma Bear, taking such good care of her cubbies, teaching them the skills they'll need for when they get older! How awesome! !! Thank you ABR for Sharing! !! 😀😀😀😀🐻🐻🐻🐻❤💛💙💖💚💜💛💙💖💚❤💜💛

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Laura GarvineThey all look very healthy too! Thanks for sharing this video! <3

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Harriet MarcusThey're all cute inc.the guy!!!! 🙂

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Joann Bonville CreekmoreI enjoyed that immensely! Thank you ABR!

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Maggie Gibsonbaby bears....i love you 🙂

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Beverly ChapmanYour right. Toooo cute!

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Debbie Graylove the video. thanks for posting

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Diana PhillipsAdorable!!!

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Donald ElliottLoved it.

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Theresa CornerI loved the video! Can't get to much bears.

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Cathy GreenSubscribed to this guy 🙂 awesome video ! Thanks !!

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Appalachian Bear Rescue added 3 new photos to the album: ABR Update-February 25, 2017 Seeing the forest.

Improving the ABR facility is as much about removal as it is addition. We have to look at the whole facility and not just its parts. Some of those “parts” have to be removed so the “whole” can function; we don’t want to be guilty of not seeing the forest for the trees. We’re nearly done taking down trees that pose a hazard to the facility and to the humans and bears who’ll be using it. The trees are tall, with shallow roots, prime candidates to topple during a storm. Others are too close together, a fire hazard we must eliminate by thinning stands. We consider the facility to be a “home away from home” for our bears and we want to keep the Wild Enclosures, their little “forest”, as natural and as safe as we can. Thank you for helping us help them.

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Improving the ABR facility is as much about removal as it is addition. We have to look at the whole facility and not just its parts. Some of those “parts” have to be removed so the “whole” can function; we don’t want to be guilty of not seeing the forest for the trees. We’re nearly done taking down trees that pose a hazard to the facility and to the humans and bears who’ll be using it. The trees are tall, with shallow roots, prime candidates to topple during a storm. Others are too close together, a fire hazard we must eliminate by thinning stands. We consider the facility to be a “home away from home” for our bears and we want to keep the Wild Enclosures, their little “forest”,  as natural and as safe as we can. Thank you for helping us help them.

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Janet L ShermanMy husband and I was there over the weekend,even if we missed the tour of the facility due to a death,we had the opportunity to stop by and meet 2 of the nicest volunteers, and just wanted to say Thank You for having some great people that volunteer their time. Hopefully one day I'll get to tour or become a volunteer 😀

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Markus AlexanderWill you leave any of the debris in the areas to somewhat mimic the natural forests that the bears live in? Maybe even use some of it to pile up so future bears can have den locations if they have to winter with you?

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Lysa PetersonI'm curious as to what is done with the trees, after they've come down. Can you chop them up and sell as firewood, to generate income?

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Jan DanielYou've had so much to do since your last young resident graduated! Thank you for allowing us the "behind the scenes" glimpse. Truly wish I lived near so I could help.

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Judi GaworQuestion: This has nothing to do with the topic of these pictures, but can you tell me if Panda Bears are gentle creatures? We watched the Panda bear being shipped back to China this week and it seemed so gentle and sweet, unlike the Grizzly, Black and Brown Bears who would have to be sedated or you'd be in big trouble. Maybe the Panda Bears aren't in the same "family" of bears that we have here in the USA?? THANKS! Know you're all always keeping busy getting things all spruced up for any cubbies that come your way. Guess the annual birthing has already happened 🙂 Wish them all well!

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Birchie WilkeyABR. Something else to think about is them poplar trees close to a building esp the way the weather is here now. All of these warm days has the tree sap rising and if it was to come a hard freeze with a little wind them poplars would shear off Snap like a toothpick

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Laura HelmOmg! I'm so grateful that there aren't any bears in residence now so that you can complete all of the overdue upkeep! God bless all of the hardworking ABR staff and volunteers!

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Karryann LuttgeWhat great work you all do at ABR to ensure the safety of the bears and yourself and taking care of the forest!💛🐻

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Sheryl SommervilleKeeping those little cubbies safe. I so admire your mission.

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Cheryl DozierSo glad you all are getting the time to do these great projects!

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Patricia RileyYou all are always alert with the bear's welfare in mind. Great place.

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Richard PateSmart move. Most people don't understand thinning a strand of trees actually makes it healthier and increases the growth of remaining trees.

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Susan RobertWell lots, lots of work that was done in order to.prepare for future cubbies that will come into ABR !! Youve all done such a wonderful job in getting all the much needed maintenance, remodeling the Red Roof Recovery Center, checking all the enclosures, Cleaning up the Wild Enclosures after the Finnigan, Eliza, Andy Bear all left and went back into the Wild! !! Youve all done a terrific Job!! Thank you all for keeping the maintenance of ABR a high priority for all the future cubbies!!! Thank you for always keeping us Updated as to all that is being done at ABR, and keeping us Updated on all that goes on at ABR! Its nice to be updated, makes us feel like Family, sooo glad that you share with us through your posts, photos! !! You all have a great evening! Love you All.

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Roh HardinStill no babies? That is good.

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Beverly ChapmanVery good.

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Katharine DupreeGreat job by all at ABR.

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Karl SloanWe understand.

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Mabel BrannExcellent - like Boy Scouts, prepared.

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Margaret HolmesAwesome ABR...

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Eva Darlene HensleyKeep up the good work, you all are doing a great job

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Nadine BozziThank you so much, ABR.

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Appalachian Bear Rescue added 6 new photos to the album: ABR Update-February 24, 2017-Thank you letters.

Our Education Team’s recent visit to Lincoln Heights Elementary School elicited a batch of charming thank you letters from the attendees. At school, ABR’s Assistant Curator, Janet Dalton, is better know as Dr. Dalton, Principal. She inspires her students and teachers to a better understanding of our bears and our mission.

And speaking of bears, it hit 80F (26.6 C) today. Though temperatures are set to cool over the next few days, the warm weather has male bears, yearlings and cub-less females on the move. If you’re travelling through bear country, please drive carefully.

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Our Education Team’s recent visit to Lincoln Heights Elementary School elicited a batch of charming thank you letters from the attendees. At school, ABR’s Assistant Curator, Janet Dalton, is better know as Dr. Dalton, Principal. She inspires her students and teachers to a better understanding of our bears and our mission. 

And speaking of bears, it hit 80F (26.6 C) today. Though temperatures are set to cool over the next few days, the warm weather has male bears, yearlings and cub-less females on the move. If you’re travelling through bear country, please drive carefully. 

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Phyllis SpringfieldTo the Lincoln Heights Elementary School students: Your "thank you" notes are awesome and your drawings are excellent! And thank you ABR for sharing the notes. <3

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Laurie GunterAs a former 3rd grade teacher, I do SO appreciate those who will come into a classroom and give kids an experience they couldn't have any other way! We also used to write thank you notes to presenters. Good manners are always appropriate!!

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Katharine DupreeWhat great notes from the children of Lincoln Heights. Good job & thanks for sharing ABR .

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Diana SinclairI think the bear in the upper right drawing must be kin to Finnegan. That rump!!!

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Margaret HolmesWonderful program. Impressive letters from the children. ❤️

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Teri Barber SharumOh, so sweet!

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Catherine ClailThis is pure magic!

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Rhonda KraeseThese are priceless!

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Sharon RussellI love the students' thank you notes! Good job!

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Suzie CovingtonLove the letters and drawings from the students!

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Susan RobertWell here's to the Lincoln Heights Elementary School Students : Your "Thank You notes were sooo amazing, very thoughtful, and all of your drawings were awesome, very creative, sooo thank you all for sending these to ABR, sooo kind, thoughtful !! And Thank You ABR for generously sharing these precious Thank You Notes, drawings with us all. 😀😀😀❤💛💙💖💚💜💛🐻🐻🐻🐻

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Karryann LuttgeThat is so awesome!!!

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ABR Update-February 24, 2017-ABR Volunteer Opportunity

We have a few openings for volunteer staffers for the ABR Visitor/Education Center in Townsend. We're looking for people who love to talk to visitors about ABR and its bear cubs, help with ABR merchandise sales, restocking displays and other general duties. Hours would be from 10am-4pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday. You must live within 30 minutes of Appalachian Bear Rescue Visitor and Education Center, 121 Painted Trillium Way, Townsend, TN 37882.

If you're interested in helping ABR by becoming a member of our great Volunteer Staffing Team, please click on the link for application info, or email DiAnne at skyangeldianne@gmail.com with "Staffing" in the subject line. Thank you!
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ABR Update-February 24, 2017-ABR Volunteer Opportunity  

We have a few openings for volunteer staffers for the ABR Visitor/Education Center in Townsend. Were looking for people who love to talk to visitors about ABR and its bear cubs, help with ABR merchandise sales, restocking displays and other general duties. Hours would be from 10am-4pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.  You must live within 30 minutes of Appalachian Bear Rescue Visitor and Education Center, 121 Painted Trillium Way, Townsend, TN  37882.

If youre interested in helping ABR by becoming a member of our great Volunteer Staffing Team, please click on the link for application info, or email DiAnne at skyangeldianne@gmail.com with Staffing in the subject line. Thank you! 
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Martha GatewoodI wonder how many speeding tickets I would get if I drove from Richmond to Townsend in 30 minutes?

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Dave ParkerI just bought a cabin in Sevierville but will not be moved down there till first of April. How often do volunteer positions came available? I would love to volunteer for ABR.

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Shirley MinelloWhen I was there in September I talked with nicest lady. I told her if I lived in Tennessee I would love to work there. My husband would move there tomorrow.....maybe this is motivation for me! 💕

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Laurie GunterFeeling melancholy and missing Milo, Skipper, Finnegan, Tedford and their 2015-16 brothers and sisters today. I wore my Milo Is Still With Us Shirt and I'm carrying my ABR backpack. Hope you find the volunteers you need--I would love to be one of them one day!

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Brenda ScuttsNow that would be a dream job for anyone including me,shame I'm a few 1000 miles away..

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Kim Joneswow! what a great opportunity! I do wish I lived closer! Even though I visit my son often who is 15 minutes away, im 90 minutes away. 😦

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Harriet MarcusI remember meeting and talking to Dianne at the shop in Oct of 2015.

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Marilyn ChartersWould love it! <3 But don't think Trump will let me in the country from UK! 🙂 xx

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Gidget Long LaicheWell that leaves me out 😭 I live at least 12 hours away. If I lived near by you would have to run me away.

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Sandy WatkinsI guess living 8 hours away would be a tad bit too far to volunteer?! LOL

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Teresa Hubbard NeiswangerIf I lived there full time I would love to volunteer my time! In about 2 years! 🙂

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Kay BurnsMonique Rastenis Isbell - too bad we don't live closer!!!! Jade's dream job!!!

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Rebecca K BrownNow that would be my dream job. I wish I lived near Townsend TN, I'd love to volunteer for ABR. Such a wonderful opportunity for some lucky person. ❤🐻❤🐻❤🐻❤

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Sonia HumphreyJust get my passport and flight booked and I'm your woman (in my dreams).♡

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Linda LintnerWish I lived closer, think it would be too far of a commute to Townsend from Findlay, OH!😎 I ❤️💚💙 ABR!!!!

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Margaret HolmesWish I lived closer. I would LOVE to talk about bears to others. What an opportunity for someone living close.

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Susan RobertWhat a terrific opportunity for someone to talk about the Black Bear Cubbies to visitors, help work in the store,just alone to wotk at ABR would be an awesome experience! ! 😀😀😀😀🐻🐻🐻

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Gail Sparks SidesIf we still lived there, I'd sign up today. Man!!!

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Lori Ruschau-WillI would in a heart beat if I lived closer!!

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Diana SinclairI so wish I lived close enough to do this!

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Peggy Sue Stoever TerpstraSome day I will be close enough.

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Kaye White GatlinDang I wish I lived there!!!!

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Suzanne LogueOh, I wish we lived closer!

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Susann OzukIf I only lived closer...

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Sandra MartindaleWish I lived there😢

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Appalachian Bear Rescue shared Granite Falls Brewing Company's post.

February 23, 2017

Our good friends, Granite Falls Brewing Company, are hosting a community supper at Dogwood Southern Table and Bar in Charlotte, NC on Monday, February 27th to benefit Appalachian Bear Rescue! Tickets are just $55 per person for a full four course meal including Scallops, Duck Ham, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Lamb Loin, and many more delectable options.
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Join us this coming Monday, February 27th, at Dogwood Southern Table and Bar in Charlotte as we host a Community Supper to benefit the Appalachian Bear Rescue organization, helping to relocate, rehabi...

February 23, 2017

Our good friends, Granite Falls Brewing Company, are hosting a community supper at Dogwood Southern Table and Bar in Charlotte, NC on Monday, February 27th to benefit Appalachian Bear Rescue! Tickets are just $55 per person for a full four course meal including Scallops, Duck Ham, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Lamb Loin, and many more delectable options.
Each course will also be paired with one of  Granite Falls Brewery’s delicious beers! Call for reservations! 
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Debbie GrayStupid question; what is duck ham

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Anita DannaWe aren't closing on our house til March 28th so we won't be able to make It. Definitely next time tho!

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Karen McCleanyes kinda far ,,, here in NY!! sounds like fun!

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Phyllis SpringfieldWish I lived closer!

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Margaret HolmesSounds fun and delicious!

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ABR Update-February 23, 2017-Learning never stops.

Appalachian Bear Rescue is BIG on educating the public and ourselves. Curator Coy and Assistant Curator Tom are in Gatlinburg, attending a two-day workshop offered by Safe Capture International Inc. This is a refresher course for them; rescuing bears comes with risks, and it’s our duty to keep informed about new methods to minimize those risks. For example, Coy and Tom are learning how to handle and manipulate bears without the use of drugs when the situation doesn’t require them. They’re reviewing methods to minimize stress and mortality when handling, capturing and releasing our bears and how to recognize, prevent and treat immobilization related medical emergencies. Assistant Curator Janet attended the workshop last week, so all our curators are up to speed. We were happy to see Kim Delozier head the class. Kim is retired Chief Biologist for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the author of “Bear in the Back Seat, Vol 1 and 2”. He was also one of the founding forces of Appalachian Bear Rescue and is still our Technical Advisor. His books are best sellers and available at the following link.
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ABR Update-February 23, 2017-Learning never stops.

Appalachian Bear Rescue is BIG on educating the public and ourselves. Curator Coy and Assistant Curator Tom are in Gatlinburg, attending a two-day workshop offered by Safe Capture International Inc. This is a refresher course for them; rescuing bears comes with risks, and it’s our duty to keep informed about new methods to minimize those risks.  For example, Coy and Tom are learning how to handle and manipulate bears without the use of drugs when the situation doesn’t require them. They’re reviewing methods to minimize stress and mortality when handling, capturing and releasing our bears and how to recognize, prevent and treat immobilization related medical emergencies. Assistant Curator Janet attended the workshop last week, so all our curators are up to speed. We were happy to see Kim Delozier head the class. Kim is retired Chief Biologist for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the author of “Bear in the Back Seat, Vol 1 and 2”. He was also one of the founding forces of Appalachian Bear Rescue and is still our Technical Advisor. His books are best sellers and available at the following link.
https://www.amazon.com/Kim-DeLozier/e/B00EXR32JW

Thank you for helping us help bears.
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Laurie GunterDoes this mean Curator Coy is finished with his treks into the woods?

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Barbara SnyderI have just finished reading "Bear In The Back Seat" by Kim Delozier. Laughed, cried, and a lot of smiling.

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Jeannie MeyerThank you for identifying the gun as a "dart gun". Just looking at that thing scared the daylights out of me! :O

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Melody Clark EakinTwo of my favorite books! Hope to meet Mr. Delozier one day.

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Sheryl SommervilleThe more you know , the better you are in your job.

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Gene Bowkerreading the books now, picked them up at the gift shop 🙂

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Shirley Dehm TharpI have both of Mr. Delozier's books. Fantastic reads!

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Chrissie StaceyJust makes me love ABR even more (if possible),

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Sara LucasKim is an awesome person. Have heard him speak several times

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Karryann LuttgeKudos to the Curators!

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Margaret HolmesAwesome ABR. ❤️

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ABR Update-February 22, 2017-Shadow of the Bear

Black bears are the most common of the three North American bear species, and loom large as a symbol of the wilderness even as they become more prevalent near urban centers. As icons, they cast a big shadow over the territory they occupy, sometimes literally.

Each fall, the side of Highway 64 near Cashiers in southwestern North Carolina becomes a location for one of the most unique experiences in the country- viewing the Shadow of the Bear.
This naturally occurring phenomenon makes an appearance for just 30 minutes on sunny days at 5:30 p.m. mid-October through early November. It starts with a small dark shadow at the bottom of the valley, and grows until it finally evolves into the bear.

We thank Linda Howey for sending us the link to this video, and we wonder if any of our Facebook friends have witnessed this amazing sight.

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Jan BrownIs this shadow still available?? How long does it show up??

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Dolly Jane PrenzelI heard that a proposed new Federal regulation will allow hunters to kill bears and cubs in their dens during hibernation. Can this possibly be true?

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Nadine BozziI hate to tell you guys this but it looks more like a giant mouse. 😉

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Joann CondiffI love this--the Smokies belong to the Bears past,present and forever!

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Frank G BilbroI think its the other way around, urban centers are becoming more prevalent in the habitat of our black bears..

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Karryann LuttgeHow magnificent!!! The wonders of nature! Thank you!!🐻❤️

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Jon PhillipsWe are going to try and go see, take photos and video it this year...

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Clyde BurghardtWill be checking it out next fall that's cool

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Angie Parker DickensonI love this!

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Gidget Long LaicheI am adding this to my bucket list

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Kelley StarkeyI've went to see it.....it is very elusive.

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Wanda Adams HenryJust a few miles from my house.

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Sharon Mikell DavisThis is about five miles from our house in North Carolina.

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Sharon RussellWow!

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Phyllis SpringfieldWow.

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Peggy Sue Stoever TerpstraCool

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Kelly SpencerI saw the space shuttle at the end

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Shirley LoftinThat is too cool!

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Patricia CaseThat's awrsome

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Margaret HolmesInteresting. Would be something to see in person.

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Cyndi Standing BearBeautiful still loving that 🎶

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Daniela KohlCoolest shadow ever ❤️❤️❤️🐻 KKatrina Garvin Shadix

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ABR Update-February 21, 2017-"Rebuild. Restore. Recover."- GoTeez donates to ABR!

In response to popular demand, our very good friends at GoTeez have generously extended their “Support the Smokies” fund raiser! They’re donating 100% of sales of their shirts to Appalachian Bear Rescue! Offer ends on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm! Please click on the link to order your shirts (available in many colors and sizes). Thank you, GoTeez!

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ABR Update-February 21, 2017-Rebuild. Restore. Recover.- GoTeez donates to ABR!

In response to popular demand, our very good friends at GoTeez have generously extended their “Support the Smokies” fund raiser!  They’re donating 100% of sales of their shirts to Appalachian Bear Rescue! Offer ends on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 11:59 pm! Please click on the link to order your shirts (available in many colors and sizes). Thank you, GoTeez!

https://smokies3.itemorder.com/sale

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Laurie GunterI have a long-sleeved t, a short-sleeved t and a sweatshirt. They are all relaxed fits and VERY comfortable. WELL worth the investment!!

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Sharon Taylor ThompsonI just ordered two shirts. Thanks for letting us know!!

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Dorothy L. FridThank you, GoTeez, for your generosity to the cubbies!! 😀

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Kimberly Pribilski PaskoI have this exact shirt and it's so comfy. The material is soft and great quality. May have to get another

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Lynn BrandtThis an extremely fine shirt, heavyish knit, well made, just plain good. Go Teez rocks!!!!!!

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Sheri NashI ordered a tshirt and two decals! Love the smokies and the bears! ❤🐻

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JoAnn KimballBought two of these and was very satisfied with the quality and sizing. Great cause, too.

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Clarebear McCuenI LOVE Mine - got the long sleeve in Jean's color - Will Have to order another 🙂

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Troy FoleyI ordered mine in gray. Great shirt and very comfortable!

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Cathy Mooregoing to order some more. already had bought two the first time. love them. very good quality

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Denise BrookeMarsha Spirito -these look like a nice design & the monies go to Appalchian bear rescue. 🙂

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Susan RobertWould love to order a short sleeve T-shirt, Love the color Crimson, such a beautiful color! Should get paid by Friday😀😀😀 Thank you ABR! This is an awesome way to Support ABR, the cubbies! !!

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Karryann LuttgeI bought the shirt sleeve going to have to get the long sleeve😀

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Lynnette HornerI have one and I love it! I'm going to order another.

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Jude Densmore TurnerLove these!! Just ordered a hoodie a long sleeve 🐻

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Denise HayGot our hoodies and love them!!

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Emily Duke CopenhaverLove my blue one...

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Candy FielekGot mine and love it

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April Mitchell BaggettI've been wearing mine and I love it.

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Alice Glenn KirschI love my shirt!! 🙂

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Shirley MinelloI love mine! ❤️

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Gidget Long LaicheI love mine

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Monika WrightJust ordered!

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Kimberley Ammons TrimbleI ordered mine!

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Sharon MegeeI got this as a hoodie and love it.

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Appalachian Bear Rescue added 11 new photos to the album: ABR Update-February 20, 2017-Gravel: Its weight and uses.

Curator Tom swears that he, Ed and volunteers have shovelled “ten tons” of gravel and we don’t doubt him. The path that received such weighty attention is infamous for its slippery slickness; there isn’t a curator at ABR who hasn’t taken a tumble when walking on it after a rain. We hope the gravel will make it safer for them to tend to the needs of future furry residents.

The gentlemen also constructed the form for a concrete pad to support the second perimeter pen. We have three perimeter pens, legacy equipment from our pre-renovation days. They weigh as much as the gravel and are monsters to move. We didn’t think we’d ever have to use them again, but the 2015-2016 rescue season taught us otherwise. However, they were located so the curators had to pass them on their way to feed cubs in the Wild Enclosures; bears housed in the pens were exposed to unnecessary human contact. The “monster” pens had to be moved. One of them ended up in the Cub Garage to shelter Cedar Bear and Skipper. It will stay there in case we need emergency overflow housing the next time a famine hits. We moved the second one to its new location a few weeks ago and the third one will join it soon. Should we have to use them, the bears will only see a curator when they come to feed them and not when they’re caring for other residents. You may recall that Acorn Bear recovered from her hernia surgery in one of the pens after it was modified to prevent her from climbing. Our new Red Roof Recovery Center is equipped to take over that function. Thank you for helping us get the facility ship-shape!

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Curator Tom swears that he, Ed and volunteers have shovelled “ten tons” of gravel and we don’t doubt him. The path that received such weighty attention is infamous for its slippery slickness; there isn’t a curator at ABR who hasn’t taken a tumble when walking on it after a rain. We hope the gravel will make it safer for them to tend to the needs of future furry residents.  

The gentlemen also constructed the form for a concrete pad to support the second perimeter pen. We have three perimeter pens, legacy equipment from our pre-renovation days. They weigh as much as the gravel and are monsters to move. We didn’t think we’d ever have to use them again, but the 2015-2016 rescue season taught us otherwise. However, they were located so the curators had to pass them on their way to feed cubs in the Wild Enclosures; bears housed in the pens were exposed to unnecessary human contact. The “monster” pens had to be moved. One of them ended up in the Cub Garage to shelter Cedar Bear and Skipper. It will stay there in case we need emergency overflow housing the next time a famine hits. We moved the second one to its new location a few weeks ago and the third one will join it soon.  Should we have to use them, the bears will only see a curator when they come to feed them and not when they’re caring for other residents. You may recall that Acorn Bear recovered from her hernia surgery in one of the pens after it was modified to prevent her from climbing. Our new Red Roof Recovery Center is equipped to take over that function. Thank you for helping us get the facility ship-shape! 

https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/donate_page/donate?track=Website_Donate_Page_Link

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Tara StrainABR so far hasn't had to help a baby bear this year has it? I guess that is a very good thing! ❤️🐻

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Jo Ann DischingerIt's wonderful you all have the time to get this done...what is the longest period that you have been "cubless"??

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Nadine BozziThe last thing we want to see is an ABR curator slide on their hiney!

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Kim JonesWOW !! Thank you to everyone for all the hard work to make it safer for the curators! and to Mother Nature for being so confused as to what season it really is at ABR so that all of this work can get done!

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Dorothy L. FridA huge thank you to these fine gentlemen for doing all of this backbreaking work!!! It proves their love for the cubbies for certain! They will need to hibernate for a while when they finish!!

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Linda TrevillianYou really need to have someone donate a spa so that workers can soothe their tired muscles after that kind of work! Which, by the way, is much appreciate by all of us fans.

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Stephanie L DanielA HUGE thank you to everyone involved in all that you do at ABR to give your residents a fighting chance. 🙂

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Kaye White GatlinThank you all for all you do for these sweet bears that are in need.

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Brenda ScuttsHard work but worth it,looking good now. No cubbies yet quess that's a good sign,fingers crossed it will continue..

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Claire ReichsteinA lot of hard work thanks to all involved. Let's hope it will keep all ABR personnel safe during wet weather.

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Karryann LuttgeThank you to everyone for making ABR great!!! Have to keep the Curators safe!!! 😘🐻💛🙏🏻

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Sharon RussellThanks for all your hard work! I know the curators and cubbies will appreciate it!

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Susan HoganI'm loving all your posts but also grateful that bears appear to be In good shape this year!

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Beth Seaborg CarterKeep those hardworking curators and volunteers safe on the path! Thank you for all the labor-intensive work!

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Heather MarieWhile I kinda miss the updates on cubby shenanigans, glad to see all the renovations are getting done.

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Katharine DupreeThanks to all the crew working to make everything ready for future furry residents. 👍🐻

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Matt Teresa Kautzwow! you made me tired just reading that! a whole lot of work but most satisfying i'm sure! ABR, you are angels for all you do. and the bears know this. i'm sure they do!

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Margaret HolmesI am trying to think of a word besides Awesome for the folks at ABR. It just just doesnt seem adequate!!! Thanks! You all are beyond amazing. ❤️

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Amber Conner KosakMeanwhile the Wildlife Center of Virginia just took in their 20th cub!! It amazes me how different the season is just a state away.

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Sheryl SommervilleThe facility really looks good. Hard work, but it is appreciated by future cubbies.

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Jennifer Yellin-PoirierAmazing work being done for the future needs of the cubbies. Thank you!

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Louise ScottLovely to see that no bear cub has been brought forward needing care, though i do miss hearing about the cubbies. Being cubless is really showing you guys and gals hard at work taking advantage of the moment. YOu are getting so many things done! Awesome all in itself and terrific that there s been help to get those said things done! Nice knowing that there will be less likelihood of anyone slipping or having an accident while tending to the cubbies Good jobs well done! 🙂 take care of yourselves

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Bett WestonDedication!!! Glad you are cubby free so you can get all this done ❤🐻❤🐻❤🐻❤

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Eva Darlene HensleyGreat job guys, I'm sure the Cubbies will appreciate it.

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Deborah PrattGood job guys!! Gotta keep all you bear-carers safe.

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