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Appalachian Bear Rescue

Evening Edition

We and our four resident bears share one mission; to get them back in the wild where they belong. Beignet and Boudreaux, two months old, are doing their bit for the cause. They drink their formula, play a little, sleep a lot, and wake up the neighbors two miles away when it’s time to eat again. (How could anything so small be so LOUD!) Today, the siblings moved out of their respective “little cub” carriers and into the “big cub” pen. Though they still live in separate quarters, they can see, smell and touch each other through the central dividing gate. As soon as Beignet gets bigger, the curator will open the gate and the siblings can beat each other up, a favorite pastime of little bears (and little humans) everywhere.

The curator took a photo of Sweetie today. We share these photos with the vets so they can keep tabs on her progress. Sweetie is contributing to our joint mission by drinking her formula and Pedialyte every four hours. Preventing refeeding syndrome is a long process and we hope Sweetie will continue to be patient.

The once semi-naked Hartley Bear is advancing our mission by growing a new coat much faster than expected. At this pace, he might return to Kentucky before the end of the year. Hartley can take as long as he needs; we’re not going anywhere and we don’t evict our guests before they’re ready to leave.

Beignet, Boudreaux, Hartley and Sweetie Bear are doing their part to fulfill our joint mission and without your help, we couldn’t do ours. Thank you! ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻

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We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.Evening Edition We and our four resident bears share one mission; to get them back in the wild where they belong. Beignet and Boudreaux, two months old, are doing their bit for the cause. They drink their formula, play a little, sleep a lot, and wake up the neighbors two miles away when it’s time to eat again. (How could anything so small be so LOUD!) Today, the siblings moved out of their respective “little cub” carriers and into the “big cub” pen. Though they still live in separate quarters, they can see, smell and touch each other through the central dividing gate. As soon as Beignet gets bigger, the curator will open the gate and the siblings can beat each other up, a favorite pastime of little bears (and little humans) everywhere. The curator took a photo of Sweetie today. We share these photos with the vets so they can keep tabs on her progress. Sweetie is contributing to our joint mission by drinking her formula and Pedialyte every four hours. Preventing refeeding syndrome is a long process and we hope Sweetie will continue to be patient. The once semi-naked Hartley Bear is advancing our mission by growing a new coat much faster than expected. At this pace, he might return to Kentucky before the end of the year. Hartley can take as long as he needs; we’re not going anywhere and we don’t evict our guests before they’re ready to leave. Beignet, Boudreaux, Hartley and Sweetie Bear are doing their part to fulfill our joint mission and without your help, we couldn’t do ours. Thank you! ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻 https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/donate_page/donate?track=Website_Donate_Page_Link We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.
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All is well at ABR. Thank the universe!!

I love happy reports ♥️♥️♥️♥️🐻🐻🐻🐻

News just keeps getting better and better! Thank you for your part in their healing and recovery.

Wonderful little bears. Keep growing and getting better.

So happy and thankful that everyone is doing so well. Thank you ABR for all you do! 💕🐻💕

I look forward to seeing my little buddies every day. You make my day. Thank you.

good night tiny loud baby bears! Good night gentle Hartley and Sweetie baby bears. <3 <3

There could never be enough words said to try and express the appreciation for the care and love given to God's small fur babies. Without the dictation from each one at ABR the recovery for the voiceless would not be possible. Thank you so very much and God bless each of you.

Thanks for update😊

Luvin our cubbies. Thank you ABR❤️❤️❤️

I just love these updates on these sweet babies.

So wonderful, headed to the weekend with happy cubs!!❤️❤️❤️❤️

Thank you again for another uplifting and inspiring update! All our babies seem to be doing so well. I know it is a day to day process but to look back on when they all were when they arrived at ABR compared to where they are now, well it just makes my heart so happy! Thank you again to the wonderful curators for making all of this possible!! Wishing a good night to all! 🐻🙏🏻❤️🐻🙏🏻💖🐻🙏🏻❤️🐻🙏🏻💖

You guys are fabulous!

Good job little ones!! Thank you!!

You’ll have to record that hunger scream for us 😉

Thanks for the great update on all so glad they all are doing what bears and cubs are supposed to be doing sweet dreams nite all💕🐻

I do look forward to your post! Happy they are all doing good now!!

Wow. So good to see everyone thriving😁❤❤❤❤

Such positive progress when just a few short days/ weeks there was so much uncertainty..👏💖..much appreciation for all who take this on...

Bears are awesome to continue growing and stronger everyday. ❤️❤️❤️

I am beyond happy to hear Heartly's fur is growing back!!!!!!! This a a great sign of how well he's doing. Also glad to hear the other cubbys are thriving🤗!!!!!!! You guys are the BEST!

Good night little ones!!! Sweet dreams!!😴😪❤

Happy that all are having a great day!!! <3 <3 <3

Again, thanks so much for sharing.

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Happy Birthday, Cubbies!

Help us celebrate Cubby Birthday by purchasing an ABR membership. Purchase today and you will receive a 12 month membership and one of Kim Delozier's books for free (due to limited supply, we will choose the book by availability). Already have a membership? We will add 12 months to your already existing membership.

SUPPLIES FOR EACH BOOK ARE LIMITED. ABR Staff will choose the book based on availability.

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Happy Birthday, Cubbies!

Help us celebrate Cubby Birthday by purchasing an ABR membership. Purchase today and you will receive a 12 month membership and one of Kim Deloziers books for free (due to limited supply, we will choose the book by availability). Already have a membership? We will add 12 months to your already existing membership.

SUPPLIES FOR EACH BOOK ARE LIMITED. ABR Staff will choose the book based on availability.

https://appalachianbearrescue.org/membership/…
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Happy Birthday To The cubs

ABR....can you look up and pm me the renewal date on my membership...im not sure when i signed up last year

I have both books and believe me.... they are filled with wonderful stories of bears, the mischief they get into and the people who work to keep them safe.

How many pages per book?

I have both books! I highly recommend them! I got my membership, did you???

Love his books! Make great gifts, too!

Done! 👍🙂

I have the first book. A fun read!

Both are great books!!!

I have both books, and as others said fun and a hoot.

I have BOTH books and have enjoyed them greatly!! These stories are a hoot!!

Great books!!

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13 hours ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Morning Edition

Since we never know exactly when our resident bears were born, Appalachian Bear Rescue chose January 22 as the “official” birthdate of all bears who come to us; it falls roughly midway in the range of possible birth dates. So Boudreaux and Beignet, our Louisiana Black Bear cubs, are two-months old today, and Hartley and Sweetie Bear mark their fourteen-month birthday. We celebrate Cubby Birthday every month; for most of our residents, reaching a birthday is a miracle and that couldn’t be more true for our current residents. All four bears are eating well, sleeping well, gaining weight and..wait for it…pooping and peeing well.😀 We thank you for helping them reach this important milestone. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🎂🎉

We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.Morning Edition Since we never know exactly when our resident bears were born, Appalachian Bear Rescue chose January 22 as the “official” birthdate of all bears who come to us; it falls roughly midway in the range of possible birth dates. So Boudreaux and Beignet, our Louisiana Black Bear cubs, are two-months old today, and Hartley and Sweetie Bear mark their fourteen-month birthday. We celebrate Cubby Birthday every month; for most of our residents, reaching a birthday is a miracle and that couldn’t be more true for our current residents. All four bears are eating well, sleeping well, gaining weight and..wait for it…pooping and peeing well.😀 We thank you for helping them reach this important milestone. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🎂🎉 We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.
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So glad to see Hartley growing ja9

Happy Birthday precious cubbies ❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️ You will be enjoying yummy grapes and apples before you know it 🙏🏻🐻🙏🏻

It's the little things that mean the most.

Happy birthday little bears!

Thank You All for your tireless dedication to these bundles of furry fun!!! I would also like to thank your Lisa Philippen, for going above and beyond to see that I received the “Bear Package” that I had ordered but was “lost”!! You All deserve a Donation Box🎊 Make a Celebratory box for yourselves along with photos so you can all get the recognition and gratitude you so deserve♥️💙💖♥️

Happy Birthday ABR Bears! Wishing you many more birthdays hopefully healthy, happy and free! 🐻💓🍇🍉🍎🎂

Happy Birthday to the little cubs :)

Happy Birthday Cubbies!!💖💕

Happy Birthday kids and too all the cubs that we've gotten to know over the years 🎂🎉🐻

Thanks to all of you for saving those 4 sweet babies. They all are looking so good.

Four miracle birthdays!!! Thank you ABR folks and UT Vets and everyone else involved in rescuing these four cubs.

Happy Birthday Cubbies! 🎉 ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Happiest of Birthdays to these precious bears!!! Wishing them a day of eating good food and sleeping in warm beds!!! ❤️🎂🐻

Happy Healthy Birthday little loves, you overcame a lot to get here, keep fighting

Happy Bearthday cubbies & yearlings! 🎉 🍓🧸🍓🧸🍓🧸🍓🧸🍓

Happy birthday to these four miracle bears! We are thrilled to be celebrating this milestone day. Thank you, ABR, for giving each of them the care they need for a second chance at life in the wild.

Happy Birthday Hartley, Boudreaux, Beignet, and Sweetie 🎂🎈❤️🐻 keep eating, sleeping, gaining weight, pooping, and peeping.

Many more Happy Birthday's to all of these AMAZING 🐻🐻🐻🐻❤❤💙💙

Happy Birthday cubbies as well to all who have before you

Happy Cubby birthday Hartley, Beignet, Boudreaux, and Sweetie Bear. May your day be filled with full tummies, plenty of sleeps, and lots and lots of love. 💙💙💜💜🐾🐾🐾🐾😘😘

🎂🎂🎂🎂Happy birthday cubies!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the four of you have a great day

Happy BD to the cubbies!!!!🍇🍏🍎🎂🍰🐻🍇:P

You guys have it down to an art!!

Happy birthday to all the cubs! Thanks ABR and vets for all you do to help these cubs get back to nature!!!

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ABR Update-March 21, 2019

Evening Edition

Our four resident bears, cubs Boudreaux and Beignet, and yearlings, Hartley and Sweetie Bear, had a good day. Boudreaux has outgrown his carrier and moved to a larger one to give him more room. His sister, Beignet, is eating well but still needs time to catch up to her bigger brother.

Sweetie Bear, our most recent arrival, is doing well too. So far, she doesn’t seem stressed by her confinement in The Cub Nursery. The curator visits her every four hours to give her diluted bear milk replacement formula, a dish of Pedyalite, and to clean her pen. Sweetie is wary of the curators, just as she should be, but she’s not terrified; they don’t give her reason to be frightened and she’s getting used to their visits. She’s calm and we want her to stay that way.

Hartley Bear’s new coat is coming in quickly. He’s recovering much faster than we thought and that is a very good thing.

We leave you with a very short video of Boudreaux Bear trilling after drinking his formula. We apologize for the quality; it’s dark in his carrier but we wanted to share what we think is the best sound in the world.

Thank you so much for supporting our mission and our four bears. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻
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Most beautiful sound in the world.

That's adorable!

awwww so sweet

Oh my...Boudreaux reminds me of little Finnegan and how he trilled. Finnegan loved Mother Bunny. 🐻💕 So happy that all the bears are doing so well. Way to go Hartley...keep growing that fur. And keep eating Sweetie and Beignet. 🐻💕🙏

Awwwww! What a beautiful sound from a contented cub.❤️ Did we hear a little burp, too? Thank you for capturing the trilling for us.

I love that sound!!

Listening to a contented cub trilling IS the sweetest sound in the world. Thank you for sharing it with us. And for passing on the good news about Hartley, Beignet, and Sweetie. Wishing everyone a good night.

Yay Hartley you will be a handsome furball very soon !!!❤️🐻🙈

Such a wonderful sound. ❤️❤️❤️

Thank you for another encouraging update and especially for the video of Boudreaux! I am so glad to see that everyone is doing well and that Sweetie Bear is cautious but not freaking out. She needs some calmness in her life to get to where she needs to be to some day be able to go home. It is amazing how much Hartley has progressed in just the past few days. Looks like he might be moving in to bigger surroundings soon! And sweet little Beignet! She might be tiny but she is definitely a fighter! So, here’s wishing all residents and curators another good night. Will look forward to tomorrow’s update! 🐻🙏🏻❤️🐻🙏🏻💖🐻🙏🏻❤️🐻🙏🏻💖

Another good day for all our bears at ABR. So good to hear how fast Hartley's fur is coming back! Thanks for all your hard work and dedication.

Love that sound! That’s a happy little bear! ❤️🐻

Thank you for sharing the precious video. Most of us would never have the opportunity to hear trilling of a bear. Happy news about all 4 residents ❤️🐻. Hopefully you all are able to get some rest with your 4 hour feeding schedules plus all the other jobs involved with ABR. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻

What a wonderful sound!!

Boudreaux's trilling is thrilling. Biegnet is a beautiful, brave baby. Sweetie is the sweetest now that she's safe💜. And Hartley's incoming fur is heart-warming. He's well on his way to being a proper, hirsute bear. Even the arrows seem to be smiling.💕😊

So precious! Thanks for the video, it’s so very sweet!! 🐾💙

That is the sweetest sound!

Love hearing the baby purring!

Thank you so much ....I love hearing them trill. Makes my heart smile.❤️❤️❤️

Sweetest sound ever! Reminds me of Finnegan!!!❤️

What a sweet sound! Good night little bears!

Who chooses their names? Adorable names for adorable cubs 😍😍😍😍

Awe! That’s the sweetest!

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2 days ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Morning Edition

Sweetie Bear, our yearling, provided the curators with evidence that her internal plumbing is working. Overnight, she produced the much-anticipated poop and gave the curators lots of urine to boot. For those new to Appalachian Bear Rescue, Sweetie arrived on March 19, 2019, severally malnourished and emaciated. To avoid refeeding syndrome, she’s on a strict diet of 39 ml of bear milk replacement formula, diluted to 50% strength, and 39 ml of Pedyalite every four hours, around the clock. Her rations will increase gradually over the next few weeks until her body is able to handle a full normal diet. It’s a very slow process and we hope Sweetie will be patient with us. She’s sleeping well and we think she’ll get used to the feeding routine quickly, so the appearance of a curator every four hours will make her wary, but not frightened.

If we didn’t know Beignet Bear is too young to read, we’d swear she studied last night’s evening post just to prove us wrong. In it we stated she “…is a little more persnickety about who holds her food.” Really? During the overlaps between evening, overnight and morning shifts, Beignet ate quite happily, regardless of who held the bottle. We stand corrected.

Beignet and her brother, Boudreaux, are beginning to sprout teeth; the curators can see and feel them. We wean bear cubs from bottle feeding as soon as they’re able to lap formula from a bowl, and we wean them from liquid to soft solid food as soon as they can digest it. We escalate the process to minimize human contact and the chance the cubs will habituate to the curators. In a few weeks, the toothy cubs will leave The Nursery for The Cub House.

Hartley Bear is still asleep on his bed. You’ll notice he moved it closer to the gate that leads to the outside Acclimation Pen. We want him to be outside as much as he does, and in a few days, he will.

Thank you so much for supporting our mission and our four bears. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻

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We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.Morning Edition Sweetie Bear, our yearling, provided the curators with evidence that her internal plumbing is working. Overnight, she produced the much-anticipated poop and gave the curators lots of urine to boot. For those new to Appalachian Bear Rescue, Sweetie arrived on March 19, 2019, severally malnourished and emaciated. To avoid refeeding syndrome, she’s on a strict diet of 39 ml of bear milk replacement formula, diluted to 50% strength, and 39 ml of Pedyalite every four hours, around the clock. Her rations will increase gradually over the next few weeks until her body is able to handle a full normal diet. It’s a very slow process and we hope Sweetie will be patient with us. She’s sleeping well and we think she’ll get used to the feeding routine quickly, so the appearance of a curator every four hours will make her wary, but not frightened. If we didn’t know Beignet Bear is too young to read, we’d swear she studied last night’s evening post just to prove us wrong. In it we stated she “…is a little more persnickety about who holds her food.” Really? During the overlaps between evening, overnight and morning shifts, Beignet ate quite happily, regardless of who held the bottle. We stand corrected. Beignet and her brother, Boudreaux, are beginning to sprout teeth; the curators can see and feel them. We wean bear cubs from bottle feeding as soon as they’re able to lap formula from a bowl, and we wean them from liquid to soft solid food as soon as they can digest it. We escalate the process to minimize human contact and the chance the cubs will habituate to the curators. In a few weeks, the toothy cubs will leave The Nursery for The Cub House. Hartley Bear is still asleep on his bed. You’ll notice he moved it closer to the gate that leads to the outside Acclimation Pen. We want him to be outside as much as he does, and in a few days, he will. Thank you so much for supporting our mission and our four bears. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻 https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/donate_page/donate?track=Website_Donate_Page_Link We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.
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Love the updates, hope all continues to go well for these dear little bears. Thank you for caring for them

Thank you so much for the continued updates. My day doesnt truly start without my "Bear update"!!!! Thank you all for the time, patience and amazing care you give the babies!!!!

I ❤️ the little bear cubbies. They thrive in your care💯

All looks rosy in Bearland!

Yay Sweetie for poop! Babies are growing. Hartley starting to look like a little bear again. All good.

Awww look at that face! Sweet little one!

Thank you again for all you do❤️

Great morning report ♥️♥️♥️♥️🐻🐻🐻🐻

Do you think Boudreaux will be ready to lap before Beignet is? Would you begin weaning him sooner?

Can you imagine the relief these cubbies must feel? It warms my heart to see that all is as well as it can be. Let the healing, growing and trilling begin! We love our little bears and those who look after them.

So Beignet gets in the last word, again! That girl does her own thing! Look out brother Boudreaux! I think you’re going to be getting payback from all the rough housing you gave your sister in the beginning! Sweetie Bear so glad all that important plumbing seems to be in good working order! Dear sweet Hartley, you have had the patience of Job and hopefully you can soon be rewarded! Thank you again to the author of yet another informative and entertaining update! Wishing a blessed day for all! 🐻🙏🏻❤️🐻🙏🏻💖🐻🙏🏻❤️🐻🙏🏻💖

So glad they’re all eating well.

Another wonderful report in the one day at a time process! Lots of tlc from ABR is working! ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻

Good news all around!! Sounds like someone is reading little one your posts lol. Thanks again for all the hard work that goes into all their round the clock care!! Appreciate everyone of y’all!!!

A small family of baby bears are the sweetest of families. Thank you for caring for them.

Wonderful 👏👏..keep improving sweet babies. ❤️❤️❤️❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🙏🙏🙏🙏

Oh how precious, I love her she has captured my heart! I would love to wrap her in a blanket and give her all kinds of cuddles!

Wonderful news in cubby land 🤞🏻🙏🏻💪🏼💗🐻🌸🐻🐻💙🐻

I hope one day Hartley and Sweetie can be outside together.💗

Thank you ABR for being their guardian angels.♥️♥️

Lots of love you all. Hartley looks so good.

Glad the plumbing is working.

Appalachian Bear Rescue you guys ROCK!! I can only imagine the time and effort that truly goes in to caring for these little bears as it has to be both tiring and rewarding all at the same time. Love you guys and what you do!! Thank you!!!!!!!!! Rock on!!!! <3 :)

Oh their all doing so well thanks to each of you at ABT. Love the pictures and updates so much. Prayers for each of them and y'all too.

Thank you, ABR! It makes me smile every day to read your update........especially when all of the residents had good nights and continue to make progress!! <3

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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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