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ABR Daily Update-May 27, 2024-A Snake in the Grass 🐍🐻🐻🐻

Weather: 80F (27C) Humidity 64%, Partly Cloudy 🌤️

Subaru Bear continues to tolerate her confinement in the HRH 4000. We hope her next examination at UTCVM-University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, tentatively scheduled for tomorrow, will show some improvement in her fractured femur and allow her to leave the HRH for more spacious surroundings. She’s still eating well, taking all her medications, and demonstrating her plumbing is first-rate. 🐻🤞

Tots is more active than ever; she zooms as often as she walks, and we saw her smack down a branch that attacked her as she walked by. She sees the vets in a week or so, and we hope the antibiotics have taken care of the infection in her arm once and for all.🐻🤞

Daisy Mae, Duke, and Jellybean are nearly ready for their next step on the road back to the wild: a wild enclosure. Though all eight of our residents are about the same age (four months old), Daisy and Co are the largest, and they are pretty much on solid foods only. They’ve shown the curators they can shell peanuts and eat the insides, just like big bears! 🐻🐻🐻🥜

Peeps, Shadow, and Casper met one of the locals today: a black rat snake. He’s a long fellow and not particularly tolerant of bear cubs poking him with their snoots. He lunged, the cubs jumped, and we fell out of our chair. There’s nothing like watching a live broadcast of cubs to take years off your life. Anyway, the snake went on his way, the cubs forgot about him, and we’ve upped our dose of nerve medication. 🐻🐻🐻🐍 😳💊

❤️Please consider donating to Appalachian Bear Rescue:
appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

🎉Our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove is open! Please click on the link for more information:
appalachianbearrescue.org/contact-us/

🛑Bearwise.org offers excellent information on what black bears are up to at this time of year and what to do if you hike or live in “Bear Country”.

*We post one update daily, seven days a week.
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ABR Daily Update-May 27, 2024-A Snake in the Grass 🐍🐻🐻🐻

Weather: 80F (27C) Humidity 64%, Partly Cloudy 🌤️

Subaru Bear continues to tolerate her confinement in the HRH 4000. We hope her next examination at UTCVM-University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, tentatively scheduled for tomorrow, will show some improvement in her fractured femur and allow her to leave the HRH for more spacious surroundings. She’s still eating well, taking all her medications, and demonstrating her plumbing is first-rate. 🐻🤞

Tots is more active than ever; she zooms as often as she walks, and we saw her smack down a branch that attacked her as she walked by. She sees the vets in a week or so, and we hope the antibiotics have taken care of the infection in her arm once and for all.🐻🤞

Daisy Mae, Duke, and Jellybean are nearly ready for their next step on the road back to the wild: a wild enclosure. Though all eight of our residents are about the same age (four months old), Daisy and Co are the largest, and they are pretty much on solid foods only. They’ve shown the curators they can shell peanuts and eat the insides, just like big bears! 🐻🐻🐻🥜

Peeps, Shadow, and Casper met one of the locals today: a black rat snake. He’s a long fellow and not particularly tolerant of bear cubs poking him with their snoots. He lunged, the cubs jumped, and we fell out of our chair. There’s nothing like watching a live broadcast of cubs to take years off your life. Anyway, the snake went on his way, the cubs forgot about him, and we’ve upped our dose of nerve medication. 🐻🐻🐻🐍 😳💊

❤️Please consider donating to Appalachian Bear Rescue:
https://appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

🎉Our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove is open! Please click on the link for more information: 
https://appalachianbearrescue.org/contact-us/

🛑Bearwise.org offers excellent information on what black bears are up to at this time of year and what to do if you hike or live in “Bear Country”.

*We post one update daily, seven days a week.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

30 CommentsComment on Facebook

Oh so glad it was not a venomous snake 🐍

How cute about their “ meeting “ with the snake!!! I laughed more about y’all having to take more nerve medication!!! I know it’s a new adventure every day!!! Love these post!!! Oh! And photos!!! 🐻’s

Just another day in the life of ABR curators. NEVER a dull moment for sure. At least Peeps and company didn’t decide to eat Mr. Black Snake, like one of our previous residents did. The name escapes me but the snake was under a rock and I don’t think nearly as big as this one. Prayers that little SuBearu will get a better report tomorrow. Tots seems to be happy with entertaining herself, as usual. Can’t wait to see JB, Daisy and Duke out in a Wild Enclosure and watch their antics. 🙏🏻🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️

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May 27, 2024-Memorial Day

We remember them with gratitude. 🌹
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May 27, 2024-Memorial Day

We remember them with gratitude. 🌹

14 CommentsComment on Facebook

Amen ❤️🇺🇸🙏

Amen 🇺🇸

Yes definitely

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ABR Daily Update #2-May 26, 2024-Cub Life

Weather: 76F (24C) Humidity 73%, Partly Cloudy 🌤️

We’ve had a torrential downpour, some high winds, and even some small hail, but everything and everyone at ABR is fine and bracing for more bad weather overnight.🤞

SuBearu is tolerating living in the HRH 4000 pen. Confinement hasn’t affected her appetite; she ate Cubby Sauce with meds, 1/2 apple, 2 tbsp mealworms, 1/4 cup baby carrots, 4 grapes, 1 cherry, 1 lettuce leaf, and 1/4 cup puppy chow. She seems to really like the puppy chow. We’ll give her anything she wants (except for the keys to the Land Rover) to keep her reasonably happy until she can go back for a checkup early next week.🐻❤️

Tots, our other injured cub, is very interested in the neighbors next door. If she meets Daisy Mae, Duke, and Jellybean, they will probably lead her down the road of delinquency and vandalism, but that is the way of the bear cub, and it’s not for us to judge. 🐻🧑‍⚖️

It seems Peeps, Casper, and Shadow believe in nutrition by immersion; they came out of the Cub House Rooms wearing as much Cubby Porridge as they ate. The good thing is that the cubs lick it off each other, a considerate, hygienic, and nutritious pastime. Good little bears! 🐻🐻🐻

❤️Please consider donating to Appalachian Bear Rescue:
appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

🎉Our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove is open! Please click on the link for more information:
appalachianbearrescue.org/contact-us/

🛑Bearwise.org offers excellent information on what black bears are up to at this time of year and what to do if you hike or live in “Bear Country”.

*We post one update daily, seven days a week.
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ABR Daily Update #2-May 26, 2024-Cub Life

Weather: 76F (24C) Humidity 73%, Partly Cloudy 🌤️

We’ve had a torrential downpour, some high winds, and even some small hail, but everything and everyone at ABR is fine and bracing for more bad weather overnight.🤞

SuBearu is tolerating living in the HRH 4000 pen. Confinement hasn’t affected her appetite; she ate Cubby Sauce with meds, 1/2 apple, 2 tbsp mealworms, 1/4 cup baby carrots, 4 grapes, 1 cherry, 1 lettuce leaf, and 1/4 cup puppy chow. She seems to really like the puppy chow. We’ll give her anything she wants (except for the keys to the Land Rover) to keep her reasonably happy until she can go back for a checkup early next week.🐻❤️

Tots, our other injured cub, is very interested in the neighbors next door. If she meets Daisy Mae, Duke, and Jellybean, they will probably lead her down the road of delinquency and vandalism, but that is the way of the bear cub, and it’s not for us to judge. 🐻🧑‍⚖️

It seems Peeps, Casper, and Shadow believe in nutrition by immersion; they came out of the Cub House Rooms wearing as much Cubby Porridge as they ate. The good thing is that the cubs lick it off each other, a considerate, hygienic, and nutritious pastime.  Good little bears! 🐻🐻🐻

❤️Please consider donating to Appalachian Bear Rescue:
https://appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

🎉Our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove is open! Please click on the link for more information: 
https://appalachianbearrescue.org/contact-us/

🛑Bearwise.org offers excellent information on what black bears are up to at this time of year and what to do if you hike or live in “Bear Country”.

*We post one update daily, seven days a week.Image attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment

41 CommentsComment on Facebook

We are donors why do we have to wait 24 hours to comment? We usually don't, but this rule is not fair.

Is your visitor center open tomorrow (Monday/Memorial Day)? I think not but thought I’d ask

great photos ,do these storms bother the cubs?

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ABR Update #1-May 26, 2024

It’s a busy morning (no, we’re not getting a new cub 🙂). Taking care of our eight resident bears takes up a lot of time. They’re all doing well, and we’ll post a more detailed update later today, probably in the early evening. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. (Photo shows Casper Bear trying to fish a Swingy Ball out of the Cub Tub). 🐻🛀

❤️Please consider donating to Appalachian Bear Rescue:
appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

🎉Our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove is open! Please click on the link for more information:
appalachianbearrescue.org/contact-us/

🛑Bearwise.org offers excellent information on what black bears are up to at this time of year and what to do if you hike or live in “Bear Country”.
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ABR Update #1-May 26, 2024

It’s a busy morning (no, we’re not getting a new cub 🙂). Taking care of our eight resident bears takes up a lot of time.  They’re all doing well, and we’ll post a more detailed update later today, probably in the early evening. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. (Photo shows Casper Bear trying to fish a Swingy Ball out of the Cub Tub). 🐻🛀

❤️Please consider donating to Appalachian Bear Rescue:
https://appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

🎉Our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove is open! Please click on the link for more information: 
https://appalachianbearrescue.org/contact-us/

🛑Bearwise.org offers excellent information on what black bears are up to at this time of year and what to do if you hike or live in “Bear Country”.

16 CommentsComment on Facebook

It must be challenging at times to post updates with everything else you all have to do. Know that your work is appreciated! Thank you for everything you all do to help the bears.

So cute! Thank you so much for all you do for these precious cubs!! ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

FYI, I just got a notification from WBIR that our area is under a tornado watch until 4 pm. That wasn’t mentioned in the early weather report this morning 🙏🏻🐻♥️

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ABR Daily Update-May 25, 2024-Helping SuBearu 🐻

Weather: 74F (23C) Humidity 75%, Partly Cloudy 🌤️

It’s been all hands on deck at ABR for several days; SuBearu Bear needs special care, and our curators have stepped up to provide it. As you know, her last medical checkup showed some positive signs: her left femur is beginning to heal, and the pins holding everything in place are doing their job. SuBearu had been residing in the Recovery Center, but she was using her paws to lift herself off the ground. She needed her mobility restricted more than the retractable ceiling in the Recovery Center could offer.

The curators decided to modify one of the former pens in the Cub Nursery to restrict SuBearu’s movements while giving her adequate space. They cut sheets of aluminum and clear plastic to line the walls of the pen, making it impossible to climb. Impossible if you aren’t a bear. SuBearu is a bear. She found a sliver of a gap between the plastic and the wall and used it to hoist herself up. The curators realized all their work was for naught and that they’d have to further restrict her movement.

The HRH 4000 carrier, purchased by our Facebook friends in honor of former resident HRH Easter Bear, was pressed into service. It is attached to another carrier so SuBearu can move from one to another to allow for cleaning, but both are small enough to keep her from standing. The curators also have medications to keep her calm for the next few days until she can return for examination on Tuesday. We hope her bones will have healed enough to remove the pins and allow her to move into Hartley House. Keeping a wild bear confined is hard enough, but keeping an injured wild bear from using its “up” gene is very difficult, to say the least. The curators will keep watch, and we will keep hoping for the best.🐻🤞

❤️Please consider donating to Appalachian Bear Rescue:
appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

🎉Our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove is open! Please click on the link for more information:
appalachianbearrescue.org/contact-us/

🛑Bearwise.org offers excellent information on what black bears are up to at this time of year and what to do if you hike or live in “Bear Country”.

*We post one update daily, seven days a week.
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ABR Daily Update-May 25, 2024-Helping SuBearu 🐻

Weather: 74F (23C) Humidity 75%, Partly Cloudy 🌤️ 

It’s been all hands on deck at ABR for several days; SuBearu Bear needs special care, and our curators have stepped up to provide it. As you know, her last medical checkup showed some positive signs: her left femur is beginning to heal, and the pins holding everything in place are doing their job. SuBearu had been residing in the Recovery Center, but she was using her paws to lift herself off the ground. She needed her mobility restricted more than the retractable ceiling in the Recovery Center could offer.

The curators decided to modify one of the former pens in the Cub Nursery to restrict SuBearu’s movements while giving her adequate space. They cut sheets of aluminum and clear plastic to line the walls of the pen, making it impossible to climb. Impossible if you aren’t a bear. SuBearu is a bear. She found a sliver of a gap between the plastic and the wall and used it to hoist herself up. The curators realized all their work was for naught and that they’d have to further restrict her movement.

The HRH 4000 carrier, purchased by our Facebook friends in honor of former resident HRH Easter Bear, was pressed into service. It is attached to another carrier so SuBearu can move from one to another to allow for cleaning, but both are small enough to keep her from standing. The curators also have medications to keep her calm for the next few days until she can return for examination on Tuesday. We hope her bones will have healed enough to remove the pins and allow her to move into Hartley House. Keeping a wild bear confined is hard enough, but keeping an injured wild bear from using its “up” gene is very difficult, to say the least. The curators will keep watch, and we will keep hoping for the best.🐻🤞

❤️Please consider donating to Appalachian Bear Rescue:
https://appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

🎉Our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove is open! Please click on the link for more information: 
https://appalachianbearrescue.org/contact-us/

🛑Bearwise.org offers excellent information on what black bears are up to at this time of year and what to do if you hike or live in “Bear Country”.

*We post one update daily, seven days a week.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

57 CommentsComment on Facebook

HRH was Rover bear not easter!

These little bears always want to challenge the curators. I pray that SuBearu will tolerate her newest accommodations at least until Tuesday. Thank you again to everyone for trying to stay one step ahead regarding the needs of these little munchkins. 🙏🏻🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️

You all are amazing, these little bears are beyond lucky to have the helping hands and caring hearts to get them on their way back to their homes….you are all so very special!! ❤️

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ABR Update #2-May 24, 2024 Tots Doing Well 🐻

Tots Bear went to UTCVM-University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine today for a scheduled re-examination of her broken left humerus. The infection seems to be clearing, so she’ll keep taking the same antibiotic for a while longer. There’s been some healing of the broken bone; today, the vets administered shock wave therapy (high-intensity sound waves that stimulate growth) to the broken bone to encourage fusion, then released her back to our care. Tots has a follow-up appointment at UTCVM scheduled for June 7.

If you saw Tots, you'd be hard-pressed to say there was anything wrong with her; she walks and zooms without any indication she has a broken arm. Miss Tots has a good appetite and is partial to slices of sweet potato and carrot, an interesting choice. At present, she’s rolling her Kong toy, hoping it will dispense more yummy treats. It will! 🐻❤️

The vets and the curators remain cautiously optimistic about her recovery. We’ll do our best to help her get well. Thank you for helping us help Tots.

❤️Please consider donating to Appalachian Bear Rescue:
appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

🎉Our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove is open! Please click on the link for more information:
appalachianbearrescue.org/contact-us/

🛑Bearwise.org offers excellent information on what black bears are up to at this time of year and what to do if you hike or live in “Bear Country”.

*We post one update daily, seven days a week.
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ABR Update #2-May 24, 2024 Tots Doing Well 🐻

Tots Bear went to UTCVM-University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine today for a scheduled re-examination of her broken left humerus. The infection seems to be clearing, so she’ll keep taking the same antibiotic for a while longer. There’s been some healing of the broken bone; today, the vets administered shock wave therapy (high-intensity sound waves that stimulate growth) to the broken bone to encourage fusion, then released her back to our care. Tots has a follow-up appointment at UTCVM scheduled for June 7.

 If you saw Tots, youd be hard-pressed to say there was anything wrong with her; she walks and zooms without any indication she has a broken arm. Miss Tots has a good appetite and is partial to slices of sweet potato and carrot, an interesting choice. At present, she’s rolling her Kong toy, hoping it will dispense more yummy treats. It will! 🐻❤️

The vets and the curators remain cautiously optimistic about her recovery. We’ll do our best to help her get well. Thank you for helping us help Tots.

❤️Please consider donating to Appalachian Bear Rescue:
https://appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

🎉Our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove is open! Please click on the link for more information: 
https://appalachianbearrescue.org/contact-us/

🛑Bearwise.org offers excellent information on what black bears are up to at this time of year and what to do if you hike or live in “Bear Country”.

*We post one update daily, seven days a week.

47 CommentsComment on Facebook

Tots Bear is very lucky to be at ABR. Needing antibiotics and extra treatment to heal, she might never have made it on her own. Thank you everyone, including each and every contributor, for giving Tots Bear a Second Chance. 😊💝🐻.

So glad that little Tots got a mostly positive report today. Hopefully by her next visit all will be well. She has been the sweetest little “patient” through all of this. 🙏🏻🐻♥️

Don't you just love her pose? She's a total diva for sure. Also providing a tickle alert! So glad they gave her the bone growth stimulation. It really does work even for a 77 year old so Tots should be a snap.

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73 CommentsComment on Facebook

Hello from upstate New York 💜🐻

I hope the cultures and sensitivities come back fast so she has the best antibiotic!!!!

Agreed Donna! I’m a nurse and the similarities between bears and humans is unreal! Su had an external fixated which is tough enough to manage in humans none the less a destructive happy bear cub 😂

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ABR Daily Update-May 23, 2024-When it rains, it pours 🐻☔️

Weather: 81°F (27°C) Humidity 67%, Rainy 🌧️

SuBearu bear is busy recovering from a rear, left femur repair that was done at UTCVM the morning after her arrival. Yesterday, curators noticed that the stabilizer’s purple wrapping had come undone, exposing both the stabilizing bar and four pins holding her repair in place. Aside from that, the top pin looked as if it had come undone. This morning, SuBearu was taken back to UTCVM and ABR was presented with two options:

1. Veterinarians could re-attach the top pin to the stabilizing bar once more and hope that it stays put this time (as the pin itself was still holding strong in her bone)

2. Or, veterinarians could use different surgical methods, and place a plate in her fractured leg instead

Before making any decisions, radiographs were conducted and calcification of SuBearu’s femur had already begun. This means that option #2 would require veterinarians to re-break what progress has already occurred, to start again with a plate placement. With the guidance and recommendation of UTCVM’s orthopedic surgeons, ABR decided to go with option #1. This time however, extra stabilizing putty was cured to the top pin and stabilizing bar, which was then all secured with blue medical wrap - maybe SuBearu wasn’t a fan of the purple. 🫣💜💙

While there (here’s where it rains), veterinarians also noticed small signs of possible infection at the surgery site. SuBearu has already been getting antibiotics, but further cultures were taken to assure that she is getting the right kind. Curators were then tasked with a big ask - to keep SuBearu bear even more confined back at the facility (here’s where it pours - literally). Nursery pens are too small, and the recovery center and hartley house are too big, so curators joined together to find a solution that would fit SuBearu bear JUSSTTT RIIGGHT. 👌👩🏼‍🦱🐻🐻🐻🥣

In the pouring rain, curators worked overtime to retrofit one of ABR’s old nursery pens to be placed in building #4. Plastic sheeting was cut and fastened to prevent her from climbing, and a PTZ camera equipped with sound was placed temporarily so that curators can keep a very close eye on SuBearu this weekend. The rainbow at the end of all of this rain, is that if SuBearu bear can tolerate her new wrapping and confinement for just 5-7 more days, veterinarians believe that the calcification in her bone will be strong enough to remove EVERYTHING.🤞🦾🌈 Let the countdown begin!!

All of the other cubs at the facility are doing well. Tots Bear returns to UTCVM tomorrow morning for a follow-up on her front, left humerus repair and Jellybean, Duke and Daisy Mae will remain inside until after the holiday weekend. Curator’s delayed their initial plans to release them into a Wild Enclosure before then due to the severe storms that are expected in eastern Tennessee. Small bear cubs, tall trees, severe weather and strong winds do NOT make for relaxed curators, and after today, they deserve anything that will spare them a few more grey hairs. 😅

Thank you for your support in giving SuBearu, Tots, Peeps, Casper, Shadow, Jellybean, Duke, and Daisy Mae a second chance. ❤️
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ABR Daily Update-May 23, 2024-When it rains, it pours 🐻☔️

Weather: 81°F (27°C) Humidity 67%, Rainy 🌧️

SuBearu bear is busy recovering from a rear, left femur repair that was done at UTCVM the morning after her arrival. Yesterday, curators noticed that the stabilizer’s purple wrapping had come undone, exposing both the stabilizing bar and four pins holding her repair in place. Aside from that, the top pin looked as if it had come undone. This morning, SuBearu was taken back to UTCVM and ABR was presented with two options: 

1. Veterinarians could re-attach the top pin to the stabilizing bar once more and hope that it stays put this time (as the pin itself was still holding strong in her bone)

2. Or, veterinarians could use different surgical methods, and place a plate in her fractured leg instead

Before making any decisions, radiographs were conducted and calcification of SuBearu’s femur had already begun. This means that option #2 would require veterinarians to re-break what progress has already occurred, to start again with a plate placement. With the guidance and recommendation of UTCVM’s orthopedic surgeons, ABR decided to go with option #1. This time however, extra stabilizing putty was cured to the top pin and stabilizing bar, which was then all secured with blue medical wrap - maybe SuBearu wasn’t a fan of the purple. 🫣💜💙 

While there (here’s where it rains), veterinarians also noticed small signs of possible infection at the surgery site. SuBearu has already been getting antibiotics, but further cultures were taken to assure that she is getting the right kind. Curators were then tasked with a big ask - to keep SuBearu bear even more confined back at the facility (here’s where it pours - literally). Nursery pens are too small, and the recovery center and hartley house are too big, so curators joined together to find a solution that would fit SuBearu bear JUSSTTT RIIGGHT. 👌👩🏼‍🦱🐻🐻🐻🥣

In the pouring rain, curators worked overtime to retrofit one of ABR’s old nursery pens to be placed in building #4. Plastic sheeting was cut and fastened to prevent her from climbing, and a PTZ camera equipped with sound was placed temporarily so that curators can keep a very close eye on SuBearu this weekend. The rainbow at the end of all of this rain, is that if SuBearu bear can tolerate her new wrapping and confinement for just 5-7 more days, veterinarians believe that the calcification in her bone will be strong enough to remove EVERYTHING.🤞🦾🌈 Let the countdown begin!!

All of the other cubs at the facility are doing well. Tots Bear returns to UTCVM tomorrow morning for a follow-up on her front, left humerus repair and Jellybean, Duke and Daisy Mae will remain inside until after the holiday weekend. Curator’s delayed their initial plans to release them into a Wild Enclosure before then due to the severe storms that are expected in eastern Tennessee. Small bear cubs, tall trees, severe weather and strong winds do NOT make for relaxed curators, and after today, they deserve anything that will spare them a few more grey hairs. 😅 

Thank you for your support in giving SuBearu, Tots, Peeps, Casper, Shadow, Jellybean, Duke, and Daisy Mae a second chance. ❤️Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

119 CommentsComment on Facebook

I hope that the surgical changes made for SuBearu will do the trick and that she will adjust to her new location for the time needed to recover. I am always amazed at the resourcefulness of the curators at ABR when it comes to doing whatever needs to be done for the benefit of these precious bears. Also thank you for holding off on letting Jellybean, Daisy and Duke out into a WE for a few more days to hopefully let the weather calm down. 🙏🏻🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️

You all are so “crafty” with ideas to keep the cubs secure or comfortable or entertained or confined temporarily. Excellent writing skills explaining the delicate situation with SuBearu. Thanks to everyone involved with today’s activities at ABR, the staff at UTCVM and all others that make ABR such a great place for black bears.

You all care SO much and give unimaginable time and effort to these little cubs, if they only knew how many are rooting for them, and in return they wreck, destroy and wrestle, all to the amusement of US, carry on little bears and do what you all do best. ❤️

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5 days ago

Join Katrina and Tori to talk about the 2nd BearWise Basic - Secure Food, Garbage and Recycling 🐻🔐🗑️♻️

It’s also Cubby Birthday! ABR chose January 22nd as the “official” birthdate for all bears who come through the facility, as it falls roughly midway in the range of possible birthdates for wild black bears. Today, all of our cubs turn four months old. 🎉🎂 Every month is a milestone!
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17 CommentsComment on Facebook

That message is gone now 😊

Well a very Happy 4 mos.Birthday to All the Cubbies at ABR. To many more Happy Birthdays Cubbies. 😃🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🩵💛💜💚💛💙💛💞🎂🍰🍨🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎉🎈🎉🎈🎉🎈🎉🎈

Happy Birthday cubbies..

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