Cub season started in March 2011 with 3 tiny cubs. A fourth arrived in April; 3 were admitted in June; 3 in July; and 3 in August. September brought 9 more cubs, for a total of 22, 8½-month-old bear cubs. But that wasn’t all! Orphaned cubs continued to arrive until the record number of 33 was reached. 17 of the cubs were released back into the wild by year’s end but 19 depleted yearlings were admitted during the first three months of 2012. In March 2012, 9 more were large enough for release. In April, 26 yearlings attained their releases.