Daily Bear Updates

4 hours ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Morning Edition

We caught all five of our three-month-old Energizer Cubbies in a rare moment of repose. Boudreaux and Beignet decided to move their “mattress” outside The Culvert Den and fell asleep, side by side. The Beary Triplets conked out in mid-play and napped where they lay.

A few videos featuring a local Cades Cove bear family have gone viral, and we’ve received so many questions about them we’re re-posting a WBIR interview with Curator Janet about the bears. Please click on this link if you haven’t seen it.
www.wbir.com/article/features/momma-bear-four-tiny-cubs-adorably-cross-the-road-in-cades-cove/51-...

In one of the videos, Mother Bear leads her four cubs across a road. One little bear is too bewildered to follow, so she goes back to help. Four cubs in one family is unusual but not rare. Male and female bears are promiscuous and can have a number of mates during the summer season. However, the fertilized eggs don’t implant in the mother’s uterus until the fall and only if she’s had enough food to sustain her thorough pregnancy, winter and hibernation. If she’s not healthy and doesn’t have enough stored fat, the eggs will be reabsorbed into her body and she won’t have cubs in January. Two or three is usual, four is uncommon, five is rare. And to add another layer of complexity to a bear family, each of the cubs in a litter could have a different father.

The four cubs in the video are about three months old, the same age as our five cubby residents. Cubs in the wild are on the move, following their mother and climbing trees. Our resident cubs have plenty of good food and no need to travel, making them about double the weight of their counterparts in the wild. If you’re driving through Bear Country, please be careful.

Sweetie, Hartley and Daffodil are doing well. Thank you for helping us help our eight residents get a second chance. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

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*We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.Morning Edition

We caught all five of our three-month-old Energizer Cubbies in a rare moment of repose. Boudreaux and Beignet decided to move their “mattress” outside The Culvert Den and fell asleep, side by side. The Beary Triplets conked out in mid-play and napped where they lay.

A few videos featuring a local Cades Cove bear family have gone viral, and we’ve received so many questions about them we’re re-posting a WBIR interview with Curator Janet about the bears. Please click on this link if you haven’t seen it.
www.wbir.com/article/features/momma-bear-four-tiny-cubs-adorably-cross-the-road-in-cades-cove/51-...

In one of the videos, Mother Bear leads her four cubs across a road. One little bear is too bewildered to follow, so she goes back to help. Four cubs in one family is unusual but not rare. Male and female bears are promiscuous and can have a number of mates during the summer season. However, the fertilized eggs don’t implant in the mother’s uterus until the fall and only if she’s had enough food to sustain her thorough pregnancy, winter and hibernation. If she’s not healthy and doesn’t have enough stored fat, the eggs will be reabsorbed into her body and she won’t have cubs in January. Two or three is usual, four is uncommon, five is rare. And to add another layer of complexity to a bear family, each of the cubs in a litter could have a different father.

The four cubs in the video are about three months old, the same age as our five cubby residents. Cubs in the wild are on the move, following their mother and climbing trees. Our resident cubs have plenty of good food and no need to travel, making them about double the weight of their counterparts in the wild. If you’re driving through Bear Country, please be careful.

Sweetie, Hartley and Daffodil are doing well. Thank you for helping us help our eight residents get a second chance. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

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Morning Edition

We caught all five of our three-month-old Energizer Cubbies in a rare moment of repose. Boudreaux and Beignet decided to move their “mattress” outside The Culvert Den and fell asleep, side by side. The Beary Triplets conked out in mid-play and napped where they lay.

A few videos featuring a local Cades Cove bear family have gone viral, and we’ve received so many questions about them we’re re-posting a WBIR interview with Curator Janet about the bears. Please click on this link if you haven’t seen it. 
https://www.wbir.com/article/features/momma-bear-four-tiny-cubs-adorably-cross-the-road-in-cades-cove/51-e1fb3c9e-cd40-4bc7-8ebf-ee5befeb5528

In one of the videos, Mother Bear leads her four cubs across a road. One little bear is too bewildered to follow, so she goes back to help. Four cubs in one family is unusual but not rare. Male and female bears are promiscuous and can have a number of mates during the summer season. However, the fertilized eggs don’t implant in the mother’s uterus until the fall and only if she’s had enough food to sustain her thorough pregnancy, winter and hibernation. If she’s not healthy and doesn’t have enough stored fat, the eggs will be reabsorbed into her body and she won’t have cubs in January. Two or three is usual, four is uncommon, five is rare. And to add another layer of complexity to a bear family, each of the cubs in a litter could have a different father. 

The four cubs in the video are about three months old, the same age as our five cubby residents. Cubs in the wild are on the move, following their mother and climbing trees.  Our resident cubs have plenty of good food and no need to travel, making them about double the weight of their counterparts in the wild. If you’re driving through Bear Country, please be careful. 

Sweetie, Hartley and Daffodil are doing well. Thank you for  helping us help our eight residents get a second chance. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

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I saw the Cades Cove video just after it was posted. It looked to me as well, that she was encouraging the cubs, but also like she was counting they were all there. Here nose lingers briefly over each head and then they do a great job of crossing together. A good Mom with 4 well behaved cubs. Amazing.

The cubbies remind me so much of puppies. Play your heart out, then collapse and take a nap right there! Happy for another great report. One day closer to freedom! ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

Thank you for sharing the interview with Janet about the Momma bear and her four cubs! Looks like you have a lot of sleepy cubs this morning! Must have been playing all night! Glad all is well at ABR!

Thanks for all the interesting info.

Loving my cubbies! And my yearlings, too! Thank you for helping them get this far...you are the best!

This morning the Wildlife Research Institute in Ely, MN posted a video of two of their adult bears playing and wrestling. It was so fun to see they had not lost that "cubby" fun!

Thanks for the good report and the news item with Janet. Such sweeties! Oh, and the curators too.

Thanks for sharing the video.

Unfortunately data protection protocols do not allow me access to curator Janet's interview... I wish the mama bear and her cubs to be healthy, strong and safe!

Another very important reminder, when the momma bear crosses the road there might be cubs following so don't be in a hurry to drive past. Same is true to deer, when you see one, there are probably more following.

Friends have sent me that video or posted it to my page 7 times now....lol....they know I tent camp over in the Smokies and how I love and try to know about the bears.I tell them its about a healthy mutual respect. Sad thought I have read that the higher the number of cubs the higher the mortality rate among those cubs.

Good to know that wild cubs still with their mothers are thinner because they are on the go all the time and not as much food but that is okay since they will stay with her through all the months ahead and the ABR cubs will be on their own in a few months.

LOL those two wanted to “camp” outside. Never a dull moment with these babies!!

Susan M. Gaines Sikes

Awww

Very interesting about the mother bear and the eggs

They are all so precious❤️

Glad they are all doing well...back on the 90's I saw a sow with 5 cubs. I was so surprised!!!!

What a good mom! Imagine taking care of 4 cubs while moving through the woods. She deserves a medal! Or maybe a juicy pear!

I also saw that about the bear and her cubs and saw one who was most definitely the runt. This made me think of the 5 little ones at ABR and how lucky they were to be there. The littlest one was keeping up but had me wondering for how long as I know life in the wild is a rough life for little cubbies.

Love seeing them in repose, but makes me want to head back to bed! 😉

Nia Bourdon

There are two videos out. The most recent one on the smaller road is in Cades Cove, the one with the road with white lines (on WBIR) is not. Both show four cubs. You do realize how much exercise these cubs get following their mothers, for sure.

Sleeping Bear Angels or Duracell cubby charging station 😜😜😜💗😇🐻💤💚😇🐻💤

I saw the video. I hope they all make it.

17 hours ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Evening Edition

Our eight bears had a good birthday. Not that bears mark their birthdays, at least not as far as we know. Beignet and Boudreaux, smart little bears that they are, have nearly figured out they don’t have to eat from the same bowl (there are three) and they don’t have to argue over it (there are three) and they don’t have to pull it away from the other (there are three). The cubs ate from different bowls until Boudreaux decided the food his sister had was better (it was the same). She sent him packing.

The Beary Triplets have mastered eating from bowls and everyone is getting their fair share. When they get a little bigger, they’ll move to The Cub House and the Cajun Twins will move to the Acclimation Pen adjoining it. Eventually, the five cubs will go to Wild Enclosure #4.

Sweetie and Hartley have pretty much divided their Enclosure between them; he takes the resting platform and she has Milo’s Stump. We wonder what Daffodil will make of these two. She’s still tolerating The Red Roof Recovery Center and the curators hope she’ll be ok in there for a few more days.

The New Cub House is progressing rapidly; they sprayed insulation on the ceiling and installed the heating and air-conditioning unit with the associated duct-work. We think The New Cub House is a wonderful birthday present for future bear residents and we thank you for helping those who’ve yet to arrive. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

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*We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.Evening Edition

Our eight bears had a good birthday. Not that bears mark their birthdays, at least not as far as we know. Beignet and Boudreaux, smart little bears that they are, have nearly figured out they don’t have to eat from the same bowl (there are three) and they don’t have to argue over it (there are three) and they don’t have to pull it away from the other (there are three). The cubs ate from different bowls until Boudreaux decided the food his sister had was better (it was the same). She sent him packing.

The Beary Triplets have mastered eating from bowls and everyone is getting their fair share. When they get a little bigger, they’ll move to The Cub House and the Cajun Twins will move to the Acclimation Pen adjoining it. Eventually, the five cubs will go to Wild Enclosure #4.

Sweetie and Hartley have pretty much divided their Enclosure between them; he takes the resting platform and she has Milo’s Stump. We wonder what Daffodil will make of these two. She’s still tolerating The Red Roof Recovery Center and the curators hope she’ll be ok in there for a few more days.

The New Cub House is progressing rapidly; they sprayed insulation on the ceiling and installed the heating and air-conditioning unit with the associated duct-work. We think The New Cub House is a wonderful birthday present for future bear residents and we thank you for helping those who’ve yet to arrive. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

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What a nice account of all the Bears , all is progressing well so happy to see it . THANK you for your hard work and patience . Your doing a great Job.

Loved the update today and so happy that they all got to celebrate another month birthday 🎂 Each one is special for these little bears. Thank you ABR for making this possible❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻🎉

Thank you for all you do! Love them all!

So happy to see all these sweet bears doing so well😊

Happy Birthday Little ones. I'm so happy you all survived and get to have a birthday. Their all adorable. Thanks for taking such great care of them.

Happy Birthday to all eight ABR residents 🎂🌸🌲🍇🍎!!! We love you and wish you many more!!!!! ❤️

Looks like all our special residents had a good birthday! Love all of these beautiful creatures! They are doing absolutely amazingly with the fantastic care they are getting at ABR! Wishing a good and peaceful night for all!! 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻❤️❤️❤️❤️💗💗💗💗🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Happy Birthday to all the bears hope each and everyone had a great day.

🎉Happy Birthday Bears! 🎉 So Happy that ABR and UT vets have made it possible for you to have more birthdays! Sleep well little ones! ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻❤️

Happy birthday to the Beary Triplets , the Cajun Twins, Daffodil, Sweetie and Hartley! Happy that the New Cub House is coming along! Thank you for the update and pictures! Good night all!

Thank you for all you do and these wonderfully written updates. This is my favorite thing on Facebook and I love checking on the bears every day!

Love these sweeties! And love the updates!!

Thank you for the cute updates the bears ! Your comments are fun to read.

happy birthday to all the sweet cubs and yearlings

Again a big smile. Love the photos and the narrative. The cubbies look so good. Thank you for all you do❤🐻

So happy they all enjoyed their birthday. 💖

Happy Birthday all you sweet babies!

That Beignet is a real little character! Such a feisty girl. She's going to rule them all when they get to the wild enclosure. I love hearing about them and am so happy they are doing so well.

Well a very Happy 3 mos. Birthday to you Bluebeary, Blackbeary, Hucklebeary you three are doing soo well at ABR, you're more playful, active, have a healthy appetite, well cubbies enjoy Your Special Day. 🥰🐻🐻🐻🐾🐾🐾💚💛💜💞🎂🍰🍨🎉🎁🎁🎁🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

Awesome photos. Cannot believe how fast the work is moving at the new Cub House. The cubs and yearlings look wonderful, although I still pray for Daffodil.

Just love good reports on the residents 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Goodnight and sweet dreams Hartley, Beignet, Boudreaux, Sweetie, Daffodil, and the Beary triplets. Glad your birthday was good for all of you. ❤️ 💜💜💜💜💙💙💙💙 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾 💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤

So glad everyone is doing well! Have a good night! ❤🐻💜

Whoever does these updates is really a fabulous writer with a great sense of humor! Thanks for making me smile! Cubbies all look fabulous!!

Good job little guys! Anyone living in East Millers Cove,in Walland,should keep an eye out for a Mom and two pretty healthy looking cubs. My motion sensitive light came on last night and I caught sight of them walking through the yard. Might be the same one who brought cubs in last year to raid the bird feeders. Very cool! 🐻Be careful and keep a watch while driving in and out.

ABR Update-April 22, 2019 -Happy Cubby Birthday!

Morning Editon

ABR chose January 22 as the “official” birthdate for all bears who come to us as it falls roughly midway in the range of possible birth dates (early January to early February). Today, Beignet, Boudreaux, Blackbeary, Bluebeary, and Hucklebeary are three months old, and Hartley, Sweetie, and Daffodil are fifteen months old! We celebrate Cubby Birthday every month because each one is a milestone, especially for these bears, none of whom would have survived were it not for the compassion of good people like you.

This month, Bluebeary, Hucklebeary and Blackbeary serve as our birthday poster cubs. Taking a family photo of squirmy little bears is a challenge, especially when we have to do it quickly. We managed to get two-thirds of the Beary Triplets looking in the same direction at the same time, a great accomplishment!

Our bears are thriving and we’ll post more about them this evening. Thank you for helping them get this far on their journey back to the wild. ❤️ 🎂🎉🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

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ABR Update-April 22, 2019 -Happy Cubby Birthday! 

Morning Editon

ABR chose January 22 as the “official” birthdate for all bears who come to us as it falls roughly midway in the range of possible birth dates (early January to early February). Today, Beignet, Boudreaux, Blackbeary, Bluebeary, and Hucklebeary are three months old, and Hartley, Sweetie, and Daffodil are fifteen months old! We celebrate Cubby Birthday every month because each one is a milestone, especially for these bears, none of whom would have survived were it not for the compassion of good people like you.

This month, Bluebeary, Hucklebeary and Blackbeary serve as our birthday poster cubs. Taking a family photo of squirmy little bears is a challenge, especially when we have to do it quickly. We managed to get two-thirds of the Beary Triplets looking in the same direction at the same time, a great accomplishment!

Our bears are thriving and we’ll post more about them this evening. Thank you for helping them get this far on their journey back to the wild. ❤️    🎂🎉🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

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Happy Happy Birthday sweet babies !! ❤💚💜💙💛😍🍦🎂

Well hellooo and good Morning to you Boudreaux, Beignet, Bluebeary, Blackbeary, Hucklebeary, a Happy 3 mos. Birthday to you all. You cubbies Enjoy Your Special Day. 😀🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾💙💚💛💞💜💛💙🎂🍰🍨🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

Happy Birthday to bears everywhere !!! Thank you ABR for taking such good care of these bears so they can have Birthdays !! 🐻🐻🐻🐻🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🎂🎂

Thanks ABR and congratulations for your continued wonderful care of these bears

Happy 3-month birthday to the little chubby cubbies and happy 15-month birthday to Hartley, Sweetie and Daffodil Bears. 🍎🍐🍉🍇🥜😘💖 And well-done to the person who snapped that gorgeous photo of two of the Beary Triplets. 👌

What a great Picture even with one bashful Cubbie, love it . Happy Birthday to all the sweet Bears that are staying at ABR you all do souch a great Job Thank you.

Happy Birthday to all of the Cubbies and congratulations to the entire ABR staff that gives up their time, love, and sanity to take care of all babies!

Adorable picture! Happy Birthday to the Triplets and the Twins Android the yearlings 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏♥️

Aww...two little faces and a nubbin. Adorable. Happy birthday to everyone! ❤️🐻🎂🎉

Well hellooo and good Morning Yearlings, a very Happy 15 mos.old to you Hartley Bear, Sweetie Bear, Daffodil Bear. Enjoy your Special Day. 😀🐻🐻🐻🐾🐾🐾💚💞💙💛💜🎉🎉🎂🍰🍨🎁🎁🎁🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

Happy Birthday to all the sweet bears and cubs at ABR!!! My birthday wish for all of you if that you continue to thrive and live a long and happy life once you are returned back to the wild you all have been given such a special gift at a second chance because of some very dedicated and caring people thanks to all who have and continue to take care of the sweet bears and cubs giving them the opportunity of another birthday💕🐻

Happy, happy birthday!!!! It's a wonderful beary day!! ❤❤❤💖💖🐻🐻🌹🎂🎂

How precious! The Beary triplets are adorable. Hoping everyone has a very Happy Birthday today!!! Wonderful, beautiful bears. 🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻

Happy Birthday to our three darlings

Adorable, Happy Milestone Birthday cubbies🎉🐻🐻❤

Two sweet faces, and an adorable bum. You did well. Happy Birthday, cubbies! 🐻🐻🐻🎂

Happy birthday to all of the amazing, beautiful and incredible bears in your care!! Thanks for all you do for them and thank you for sharing their recovery with us . We have fallen in love with all of them!!

They are so stinkin cute! Happy birthday to all our cubby friends!!

They are so adorable. Happy birthday to all the resident bears and the past resident bears. 🎂🎊🐻

Ooooo, sending virtual smooches and hugs to all of the cubbies today! A BEARY happy bearthday to all! 💖💖💖💖🤗🤗🤗🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

Happy Birthday to you, little precious miracle bears!

Happy birthday to all the cubs and yearlings.ps great photograph

Happy Happy Birthday Cubbies!!!! 🍐🍇🍐🍇🍐🍇🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂you all look WONDERFUL!!!

Happy happy birthday to all the cubs! Wonderful pic!

Happy Birthday to all eight bears 💞💞💕! The photo of the two cubs melts my heart 😄! Wonderful that they have another good day! Thanks to you ABR!

2 days ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Evening Edition

Boudreaux and Beignet had another food fight. Beignet looked as if she’d fallen into a lake of formula porridge. Curator Tom, watching the monitor in the ABR office, saw what was going down in The Cub House and went to clean up the mess and provide more food. The cubs took to their Culvert Den as soon as they heard him approach. When they emerged, they were miraculously clean, having licked their lunch off each other. Apparently, wearing food to bed ensures a dapper coat when you awaken. Who knew? 🤔

Daffodil Bear got a spectacular lunch; a big bowl of chopped pears and plums, blueberries, two jars of chicken baby food, full-fat yogurt and Greek yogurt. She loved it! Everything going in is coming out normally, and she doesn’t seem to have any discomfort while doing it.

The Beary Triplets confound and astound with their energy; how does a mother bear cope? We are humbled by their patience and in awe of their stamina.

Hartley Bear lounged on his platform then came down to lay claim to his favorite daybed. We can’t be certain, but it looked deliberate, as if he wanted Sweetie to know this was his turf. Never mind, Sweetie claimed Milo’s Stump as her own and spent most of the day foraging near it, sleeping on it, or climbing the tree next to it. These bears are figuring it out. So far, so good.

Thank you for helping us help bears. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

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*We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.Evening Edition

Boudreaux and Beignet had another food fight. Beignet looked as if she’d fallen into a lake of formula porridge. Curator Tom, watching the monitor in the ABR office, saw what was going down in The Cub House and went to clean up the mess and provide more food. The cubs took to their Culvert Den as soon as they heard him approach. When they emerged, they were miraculously clean, having licked their lunch off each other. Apparently, wearing food to bed ensures a dapper coat when you awaken. Who knew? 🤔

Daffodil Bear got a spectacular lunch; a big bowl of chopped pears and plums, blueberries, two jars of chicken baby food, full-fat yogurt and Greek yogurt. She loved it! Everything going in is coming out normally, and she doesn’t seem to have any discomfort while doing it.

The Beary Triplets confound and astound with their energy; how does a mother bear cope? We are humbled by their patience and in awe of their stamina.

Hartley Bear lounged on his platform then came down to lay claim to his favorite daybed. We can’t be certain, but it looked deliberate, as if he wanted Sweetie to know this was his turf. Never mind, Sweetie claimed Milo’s Stump as her own and spent most of the day foraging near it, sleeping on it, or climbing the tree next to it. These bears are figuring it out. So far, so good.

Thank you for helping us help bears. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

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Glad everyone had a good day and looks like a few cubs had a little fun too! Happy for Daffodil that she is able to eat well! Thank you for the update and pictures!

Great update to end this wonderful day. The Cajun duo keep me laughing with all their antics and I am so thankful with Miss Daffodil's 🌼 progress. All the bears look healthy and happy. Thank you ABR for the amazing care you give to these bears. Have a blessed night❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻

Boudreaux and Beignet are so funny love watching them. So happy Daffodil must make happy to have real food! Glad all other cubs and yearling are well!🙏♥️

Thanks for the updates. Their absolutely adorable. Happy there doing so good.

Just Delightful !! So happy for Daffodil enjoying a full meal - and a colorful one too!

Love your updates!! The Louisiana bears are definitely growing!! The Beary triplets continue to amaze!! So glad that Dafffodil is doing better! Heartly and Sweetie have learned to live together peacefully!

Aww! These bears are so awesome! The cubs are so funny, and it thrills me to see Hartley, Sweetie, and Daffodil doing so well. They are beautiful creatures❤️

It's so exciting to see Daffodil Bear gaining strength and enjoying delicious and nutritious food. 💖 I'm looking forward to seeing how relationships form when she moves in with Handsome Hartley and Sweet Sweetie. The Ragin' Caguns are causing such havoc in the Cub House, I can't imagine what it will be like when the Beary Triplets move in! 😍

Wonderful! Thanks for your jobs, you are so amazing! The cubs are so funny

Thanks for the great update on all and pictures of the dining adventures of Beignet and Boudreaux love the 2 they are so funny I’m sure not to the Curators who have to clean up after them😂💕🐻

Another great update, especially on Daffodil! I hope she and Sweetie will form an alliance! As for the Bs what can I beat! They need their own TV comedy series! Can’t wait to see what goes on with the Beary Triplets when they move to the Cub House. Look out clean up crew (I mean curators)! And Hartley keeps being Hartley, but that’s ok. He’s come a long way from where he started. Wishing a peaceful night for all furry residents and curators! 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻❤️❤️❤️❤️💗💗💗💗🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Love the updates and the narratives. Very funny🐻 they are doing so well. Thank you for helping these precious cubbies ❤

All the bears look sooo good! Have a great night all! ❤🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻💜

Thank you for update. Gotta love the self cleaning cubs.

Thanks to the Ragin’ Cajuns and the Bearys, I have a new respect for mama bears. What a job they have. Thinking of the mama trying to get her FOUR cubs across the street! Bless! Nighty night bears and Curator. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻❤️

Thank you for the updates. I so look forward to them and thank you curator Janet for the recipe of oats,peanut butter and milk to hide pills in. Works like a charm.

Wonderful photos--thanks for sharing!

Great to see the new Pics of all the Bears , seeing them all doing so well is a joy. Some are funny , some are messy but all are lovable thanks for the update .

Entertaining for us; extra work for Curator Tom! Thank you so much for the update and thank you for all you do to help these little fur babies.❤

Thanks so much for your reports with lots of news and so well written, great progress all round, good to know Daffodil Bear is recovering so well.

Happy Easter to the Bears and all who take care of them.

Happy Easter to all the staff at ABR!🐰 As always thank you for all you do! They all look like they had a good day!

Always fun with those cubs! So glad all 8 are doing well!

Just love they are all doing well. Thanks for all you do.

Wonderful looking bears!!! Thx ABR!!

2 days ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Morning Edition

All is well with our eight furry residents this Easter morning. The Beary Triplets are taking a break from climbing the walls and wrestling. It won’t last long; there’s too much energy stored in those little fur coats and it must go somewhere. The Cajun Twins are waiting for room service. For their information (just in case they’re reading this) Curator Tom is on his way to clean their rooms and serve breakfast. They’ll scurry into their culvert den as soon as they hear him approach and wait until he’s gone before venturing out to eat. Good little bears!

Hartley is on his platform, surveying the world and Sweetie is not far away doing the same from Milo’s stump. They’re sorting out their timeshare on the Wild Enclosure and it seems to be working.

Here’s some good news; Daffodil climbed! She’s feeling stronger and telling us she’ll want to move out soon. Everyone is looking forward to seeing her out of The Red Roof Recovery Center; bears don’t belong in pens.

As well as taking care of our bears (always our first priority), we’re pressing on with work on The New Cub House. We’re determined to have it in operation as quickly as possible; eight bears in residence this early in the season makes us anxious about what the future might bring. Better to be ready.

We wish you all the best and thank you for helping us help bears. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

appalachianbearrescue.org/

*We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.Morning Edition

All is well with our eight furry residents this Easter morning. The Beary Triplets are taking a break from climbing the walls and wrestling. It won’t last long; there’s too much energy stored in those little fur coats and it must go somewhere. The Cajun Twins are waiting for room service. For their information (just in case they’re reading this) Curator Tom is on his way to clean their rooms and serve breakfast. They’ll scurry into their culvert den as soon as they hear him approach and wait until he’s gone before venturing out to eat. Good little bears!

Hartley is on his platform, surveying the world and Sweetie is not far away doing the same from Milo’s stump. They’re sorting out their timeshare on the Wild Enclosure and it seems to be working.

Here’s some good news; Daffodil climbed! She’s feeling stronger and telling us she’ll want to move out soon. Everyone is looking forward to seeing her out of The Red Roof Recovery Center; bears don’t belong in pens.

As well as taking care of our bears (always our first priority), we’re pressing on with work on The New Cub House. We’re determined to have it in operation as quickly as possible; eight bears in residence this early in the season makes us anxious about what the future might bring. Better to be ready.

We wish you all the best and thank you for helping us help bears. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

appalachianbearrescue.org/

*We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.
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So happy to hear this positive update! Happy Easter to all the bears 🐻 and staff at ABR!

Happy Easter!! Great news this special day !! All is well!

This is all wonderful news. Happy Easter to all.

Happy Easter, ABR and residents. Wonderful news!!

Happy Easter everyone humans and bears. I'm so glad Dafodil is climbing and doing well, she as well as the others, has come a long ways thanks to prayers and ABR and of course the doctors at UT.

Happy Easter to all. Awesome news this morning on all residents!!! Yay Daffodil 🌼, so very happy to see the news of her climbing!! 🐻🐾💕🐻🐾💕

Happy Easter 🐥🐇...great news about Miss Daffodil 🐻❤ thank you for the morning up date❤👍

Great news on everyone today, but especially on my little heart buddy Daffodil! So glad she is perking up but still being patient (well sort of)! Wishing a blessed Easter for all curators and residents! ✝️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻❤️❤️❤️❤️💗💗💗💗🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Timeshares! 😂😂😂. Too funny! Happy Resurrection Day to bears and curators! God bless! Jen

You've so made my Easter with the news of Daffodil's getting better and stronger....and the rest of the fur babies keep me smiling and laughing. Thank you for all you do for these little precious ones. Hope your day is especially blessed!💕

Wonderful news all around. Si happy all the cubbies are doing well.❤ thank you for all you do❤🐻

Happy to hear all is well in Bearyland this morning 🙂 Happy Easter!

Happy Easter ABR. Awesome update this morning. So glad to hear Daffodil is climbing. Y'all have a blessed day.

The updates posted every day is like reading a story written by my favorite author and storybook. Thank you for the colorful and delightful updates, they truly make my day🐻💟

Happy Easter everyone! God bless you for the amazing work you do with these precious creatures. Did the Easter bunny visit the babies?

All is well. Thanks for the good news. Hope everyone has a great Easter.

Happy Easter to you all! Thanks !

A wonderful report on all 8 residents! Happy Easter to all!

Go, Daffodil! Such good news. Happy Easter, ABR. 🐰

Wonderful news to start the day!!! Wishing everyone a Blessed Easter!!🌹

Good news. Happy Easter to all

Happy Easter! God Bless all of you, and the sweet babies! 🐻 🐻🐻 🐇🐣💕🌷

Happy Easter to good little bears!!! Hope they got extra treats in their baskets!!!

I love the updates. Have a wonderful Easter

Happy Easter. Hope the bears get a special treat!

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Join us for our 2019 Bear Necessities event at Janis and Jerry Cunningham’s beautiful farm in Walland, TN.

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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