On June 1st, 2017 ABR admitted a female yearling, #262. She is nicknamed Dani Bear and is the same age as Summitt Bear – about sixteen months old. Dani Bear was rescued in a campground where she had been observed as a very lethargic bear.She was anything but lethargic, however, when the TWRA officer attempted to capture her. She put up quite a fight.
Curator Janet accepted the bear and met Curator Coy at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, where she had her intake exam.
Her weight is low. A normal weight for a yearling would be 35 to 50 pounds.
It was found that the little bear was covered in ticks that must be removed.
Dani Bear is now in an Acclimation Pen at ABR. She will be on worm medicine for a few days, and will probably be released into a Wild Enclosure very soon. As a wild yearling, she should not be kept in a pen too long.