These stories will tell you a lot about ABR and what we do…and about where the bears come from that find their way to our one-of-a-kind Townsend facility.

These are heart-warming stories, all of them. Please feel free to share them with others!

Chester Bear

One day an officer for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park transported bears ‘Chester’ and ‘Camper’ to ABR. Both yearlings were far underweight, weighing 30 pounds and 27 pounds respectively.