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14 hours ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Facebook Live with Curator Janet. July 11, 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you once again Curator Janet, Jake and Joey. Have a blessed and peaceful evening ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถโค๏ธ

Sparks is going to be another Hartley....a beautiful bear. <3

How is reading about Bruno and his cross-country travels. I had to wonder if he hadn't found some bear diet along the way to making go cross-country for a mate

Might you put her with Sassafras and Harlan when she goes back outside because the other three are so tight?

I hope she can tolerate being inside for 3-4 weeks..but we know it is good for her to be insideโค๐Ÿป

So glad that little Chicory is doing better. I want little mouse to be my first adoptee when possible! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’—

Tuffy pooped in his tub the week before last. Old man bear, so he might have had a hard time getting out. I cleaned it nonetheless. <3 Quite the keeper aide tip. ๐Ÿ˜œ

I appreciate that. Good bears should avoid us as much as possible, as much as they seem sweet and snuggly.

If a bear like Bruno is relocated, would he try to return to his original habitat?

It never ceases to amaze me how they hold on to those trees

Thank you for all you do, Curators! Chickory is my favourite bear, from up in Canada. Does she have a pool in Hartley House?

Hi everyone joining late been praying for our sweet chicory๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™♥๏ธ

This is the first time I haven’t seen him sleeping! ๐Ÿคฃ

It was disturbing to see what a “circus” was created around Bruno’s journey!!

I love to see them go I do cry happy tears

I wonder if Bruno will try to head back home.

She doesn't seem to miss her new friends yet...maybe that is why she kept her distance from them

Thank you, Janet!! Good to see you and everyone and the bears!! These online lessons about bears are so valuable! I hope everyone has a great weekend. โค๏ธ๐Ÿœ

Janet, at what age do baby bears separate from one another and get more solitary? Do you know of any that stayed friends beyond cubhood?

So happy to hear and see that Chicory is doing well. Thank you very much for todays update ๐Ÿ’–

Thank you Janet for the videos and info today! Have a great day!

Thank you Janet, have a great rest of the day.

Thank you for the great update, Janet!!

I love how these little ones wear the cedar shavings. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Wish people would just get it together and do the right thing with bears ๐Ÿป

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2 days ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Join curators Coy and Tori for a short bear update at 2:00 pm EST. ... See MoreSee Less

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If it's hip dysplasia how is that treated? And you guys are the best!! Thank you for the update. And Curator Tori, so glad you noticed Chicory favoring her right rear leg. And, where did you get that cool bear mask??

I have missed many updates lately but was wondering about the 3 cubs that were orphaned last month as a result of their mother being shot in Sevier County.

Coming in after the fact, but remember we wondered this same thing about Beignet last year because of her lagging steps in walking.

As a Louisiana resident I have a very soft spot for these La bears. Get well Chicory! Thank you for taking care of her.

Thank you for the update. Hope Chicory gets to feeling better real soon. Thank you for doing everything in your power to help her. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Aw, Chicory. I have had several dogs with hip dysplasia. Supplements made an amazing difference but I guess that's only possible when they're with you.

My first dog, a rescued gsd mix had two surgeries for hip dysplasia. She did great after!

Over the years I have never ceased to be amazed by ABR and how well they care for the bears in their care. Thank you ABR and UTCVM. Many prayers are going up for Chicory ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ.

Thank you Curator Tori for catching it!! Thank you both for taking such good care of her๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜ข

Beignet came out of her issues just fine, twice! Little mouse Chicory will do the same ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’—

Thank you for your exceptional care of Chicory. I am glad to hear she is doing better.

This is a really special FB Live. Thank you for taking the time to explain what's going on with dear little Chicory.

You are so respectful of the bears and how to give news to the ABR family. This is such an amazing video with you two discussing Chicory with us. Thank you.

Thank you for watching out for Chicory and giving her the best care possible

Would it help them to add salt block to their water since they swim in it? I’m sure the water has some warmth to it from the sun.

Has there ever been a bear that you couldn’t release that went to a bear rescue

Well done for spotting it and all the best for her recovery โค๏ธ

I know a bobcat with two plates in its legs that was successfully released.

She had a very simple surgery the first time but when she had her hip replaced it was a challenging recovery.

I’m sorry, I got in late. Chicory is having trouble with her right rear leg. She went to UT & what did they say?

Thanks to everyone who is helping this sweet little girl prayers for Chicory๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ

Maybe, it’s a Louisiana subspecies issue. It will be interesting to see if LA sees more rear leg issues in their females.

Could this be why she stayed somewhat secluded from the others? Sorry if this was asked already as I arrived late

So this is two Louisiana bears with leg issues ๐Ÿ˜”

My respect and admiration for you guys!

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Hello All! Curators Coy and Tori will be going live at 2:00 PM EST for a short bear update. ... See MoreSee Less

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I received my package from yall today! My purple Townsend ABR T Shirt, car magnet, magnet, beautiful picture and adoption certificate for SPARKS, and a sweet stuffed soft as a bunny baby bear. Thank You for ALL that you do. I'm proud to support your mission and to be an adopter for our laid back chilled out Sparks โค๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ

I sent you a message on messenger about a young bear wandering around Harlan Ky the last couple of days & forwarded the article written about him being hungry & skinny & in city limits ...I’m concerned about him but have not heard anything back from you ..thanks

Ok, where did Tori find her bear mask? I need that!!!

Sharing Public on Facebook Cubbies, Sparks Bear!๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’ž๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒฒ

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

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