Cades Cove Bear

In late June one year ABR received a call from a biologist with the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, regarding a bear that was trapped near the Cades Cove campground. Although nearly 2 1/2 years old this bear weighed only 49 pounds. Just by looking at her they could tell something was wrong; she was…

ABR’s “Wild Enclosure Campaign”

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. November 20, 2013 – We have officially kicked off the WILD ENCLOSURE CAMPAIGN. ABR wants to double the wild enclosure space over the coming winter. We must prepare the land, install proper fencing, establish additional water sources, create dens, and provide proper access for our curators to care for the bear cubs. WINTER…

Appalachian Bear Rescue Launches a New Public Service Campaign to Educate the Public About Bear Safety

Townsend-based rehabilitation center for orphaned and injured cubs launches a campaign to protect bears KNOXVILLE, Tenn. March 1, 2013 – The Appalachian Bear Rescue, a Townsend-based rehabilitation center for orphaned and injured black bears, recently launched a new public service campaign to educate the public about bear safety. The campaign features Sam Venable, columnist for…

Appalachian Bear Rescue Hires New Curator, Coy Blair

Townsend-based rehabilitation center for orphaned and injured cubs hires Coy Blair KNOXVILLE, Tenn. June 28, 2012 – The Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR), a Townsend-based rehabilitation center for orphaned and injured black bear cubs, has just announced that it has hired a new curator, Coy Blair. Blair graduated Magna Cum Laude from Maryville College in 2009…