As we reported, wildlife officers (TWRA and GSMNP) were looking for a suitable foster mother for our wee little cub. Fortune smiled on them when they found a denning female who had two little cubs of her own. Arrangements were quickly made to transfer Peace Bear into her den. Meanwhile, Curator Coy and little Peace were getting along well in the Cub Nursery, but of course a real bear family is by far the best place for a tiny orphaned cub.
Although it is fun to watch a cub grow and thrive at ABR, we can never do as well as a mother bear, even on our best day. We are thankful that this little cub now has a much better life ahead of him, as a part of a bear family, with a caring bear mom. Good luck to Peace Bear and his new family!