ABR Update-March 21, 2019

Evening Edition

Our four resident bears, cubs Boudreaux and Beignet, and yearlings, Hartley and Sweetie Bear, had a good day. Boudreaux has outgrown his carrier and moved to a larger one to give him more room. His sister, Beignet, is eating well but still needs time to catch up to her bigger brother.

Sweetie Bear, our most recent arrival, is doing well too. So far, she doesn’t seem stressed by her confinement in The Cub Nursery. The curator visits her every four hours to give her diluted bear milk replacement formula, a dish of Pedyalite, and to clean her pen. Sweetie is wary of the curators, just as she should be, but she’s not terrified; they don’t give her reason to be frightened and she’s getting used to their visits. She’s calm and we want her to stay that way.

Hartley Bear’s new coat is coming in quickly. He’s recovering much faster than we thought and that is a very good thing.

We leave you with a very short video of Boudreaux Bear trilling after drinking his formula. We apologize for the quality; it’s dark in his carrier but we wanted to share what we think is the best sound in the world.

Thank you so much for supporting our mission and our four bears. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻
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Does Sweetie have any reaction to the cubs, particularly when they are anxious for their bottles and squalling?

The den is alive with the trills of cubbie lalalaaaaaa 🐻😍🎼🧸🎶🎶🎶

Oh my...Boudreaux reminds me of little Finnegan and how he trilled. Finnegan loved Mother Bunny. 🐻💕 So happy that all the bears are doing so well. Way to go Hartley...keep growing that fur. And keep eating Sweetie and Beignet. 🐻💕🙏

Awwwww! What a beautiful sound from a contented cub.❤️ Did we hear a little burp, too? Thank you for capturing the trilling for us.

Listening to a contented cub trilling IS the sweetest sound in the world. Thank you for sharing it with us. And for passing on the good news about Hartley, Beignet, and Sweetie. Wishing everyone a good night.

Absolutely love getting regular updates, we look forward to them every day! So very, very happy all of the little ones are doing so well! 💕

Thank you for another encouraging update and especially for the video of Boudreaux! I am so glad to see that everyone is doing well and that Sweetie Bear is cautious but not freaking out. She needs some calmness in her life to get to where she needs to be to some day be able to go home. It is amazing how much Hartley has progressed in just the past few days. Looks like he might be moving in to bigger surroundings soon! And sweet little Beignet! She might be tiny but she is definitely a fighter! So, here’s wishing all residents and curators another good night. Will look forward to tomorrow’s update! 🐻🙏🏻❤️🐻🙏🏻💖🐻🙏🏻❤️🐻🙏🏻💖

Another good day for all our bears at ABR. So good to hear how fast Hartley's fur is coming back! Thanks for all your hard work and dedication.

Yay Hartley you will be a handsome furball very soon !!!❤️🐻🙈

Best sound in the world! Thank you Boudreaux!

Thank you for sharing the precious video. Most of us would never have the opportunity to hear trilling of a bear. Happy news about all 4 residents ❤️🐻. Hopefully you all are able to get some rest with your 4 hour feeding schedules plus all the other jobs involved with ABR. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻

Boudreaux's trilling is thrilling. Biegnet is a beautiful, brave baby. Sweetie is the sweetest now that she's safe💜. And Hartley's incoming fur is heart-warming. He's well on his way to being a proper, hirsute bear. Even the arrows seem to be smiling.💕😊

Trilling has got to be the sweetest sound ever, just wow.

How adorable it’s almost looks like he is also kneading like a cat. So glad the cubs and the yearling’s are all doing well. 🙏🙏🙏🙏♥️♥️♥️♥️

That is the sweetest ever!!! And, I'm so thankful that all the bears are doing so well! I have faith that Sweetie Bear will be strong again, just like Hartley Bear is! Thank you, ABR!

So sweet sounds like he's singing. So happy all 4 are progressing. Such great news. Can't wait for the updates. Thank you very much.

Love the sound of a happy little cub. Pleased to hear all 4 residents are doing well. Yay! 🐻🥰

Love hearing the baby purring!

That is a beautiful, happy sound

What a wonderful way to end my day, a good report for all ABR residents and the trilling of a content cubbie. Goodnight all.

Oh my! I really needed this dose of good news today. Great news! Keep going, keep growing, sweet little cubbies! All of you. Can't wait to see a fluffy furry Hartley, especially. (Happy dance once again.)

So cute! 💗 🐻

That could not be any sweeter!💕💕

Happy update on all 😁

Happy Spring baby bears for all! ❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️

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20 hours ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Morning Edition

Sweetie Bear, our yearling, provided the curators with evidence that her internal plumbing is working. Overnight, she produced the much-anticipated poop and gave the curators lots of urine to boot. For those new to Appalachian Bear Rescue, Sweetie arrived on March 19, 2019, severally malnourished and emaciated. To avoid refeeding syndrome, she’s on a strict diet of 39 ml of bear milk replacement formula, diluted to 50% strength, and 39 ml of Pedyalite every four hours, around the clock. Her rations will increase gradually over the next few weeks until her body is able to handle a full normal diet. It’s a very slow process and we hope Sweetie will be patient with us. She’s sleeping well and we think she’ll get used to the feeding routine quickly, so the appearance of a curator every four hours will make her wary, but not frightened.

If we didn’t know Beignet Bear is too young to read, we’d swear she studied last night’s evening post just to prove us wrong. In it we stated she “…is a little more persnickety about who holds her food.” Really? During the overlaps between evening, overnight and morning shifts, Beignet ate quite happily, regardless of who held the bottle. We stand corrected.

Beignet and her brother, Boudreaux, are beginning to sprout teeth; the curators can see and feel them. We wean bear cubs from bottle feeding as soon as they’re able to lap formula from a bowl, and we wean them from liquid to soft solid food as soon as they can digest it. We escalate the process to minimize human contact and the chance the cubs will habituate to the curators. In a few weeks, the toothy cubs will leave The Nursery for The Cub House.

Hartley Bear is still asleep on his bed. You’ll notice he moved it closer to the gate that leads to the outside Acclimation Pen. We want him to be outside as much as he does, and in a few days, he will.

Thank you so much for supporting our mission and our four bears. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻

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We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.Morning Edition Sweetie Bear, our yearling, provided the curators with evidence that her internal plumbing is working. Overnight, she produced the much-anticipated poop and gave the curators lots of urine to boot. For those new to Appalachian Bear Rescue, Sweetie arrived on March 19, 2019, severally malnourished and emaciated. To avoid refeeding syndrome, she’s on a strict diet of 39 ml of bear milk replacement formula, diluted to 50% strength, and 39 ml of Pedyalite every four hours, around the clock. Her rations will increase gradually over the next few weeks until her body is able to handle a full normal diet. It’s a very slow process and we hope Sweetie will be patient with us. She’s sleeping well and we think she’ll get used to the feeding routine quickly, so the appearance of a curator every four hours will make her wary, but not frightened. If we didn’t know Beignet Bear is too young to read, we’d swear she studied last night’s evening post just to prove us wrong. In it we stated she “…is a little more persnickety about who holds her food.” Really? During the overlaps between evening, overnight and morning shifts, Beignet ate quite happily, regardless of who held the bottle. We stand corrected. Beignet and her brother, Boudreaux, are beginning to sprout teeth; the curators can see and feel them. We wean bear cubs from bottle feeding as soon as they’re able to lap formula from a bowl, and we wean them from liquid to soft solid food as soon as they can digest it. We escalate the process to minimize human contact and the chance the cubs will habituate to the curators. In a few weeks, the toothy cubs will leave The Nursery for The Cub House. Hartley Bear is still asleep on his bed. You’ll notice he moved it closer to the gate that leads to the outside Acclimation Pen. We want him to be outside as much as he does, and in a few days, he will. Thank you so much for supporting our mission and our four bears. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻 https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/donate_page/donate?track=Website_Donate_Page_Link We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.
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Yay Sweetie for poop! Babies are growing. Hartley starting to look like a little bear again. All good.

Thank you for the updates! Reading about the cubs twice a day is pure joy!

Thank you so much for the continued updates. My day doesnt truly start without my "Bear update"!!!! Thank you all for the time, patience and amazing care you give the babies!!!!

Lots of love you all. Hartley looks so good.

Love the updates, hope all continues to go well for these dear little bears. Thank you for caring for them

Glad the plumbing is working.

Another wonderful report in the one day at a time process! Lots of tlc from ABR is working! ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻

So glad they’re all eating well.

Oh how precious, I love her she has captured my heart! I would love to wrap her in a blanket and give her all kinds of cuddles!

I ❤️ the little bear cubbies. They thrive in your care💯

All looks rosy in Bearland!

Wonderful news! What more could we ask for? Thank you marvelous curators for everything you do to help these beautiful creatures. ❤️

Do you think Boudreaux will be ready to lap before Beignet is? Would you begin weaning him sooner?

Awww look at that face! Sweet little one!

Great morning report ♥️♥️♥️♥️🐻🐻🐻🐻

Can you imagine the relief these cubbies must feel? It warms my heart to see that all is as well as it can be. Let the healing, growing and trilling begin! We love our little bears and those who look after them.

So Beignet gets in the last word, again! That girl does her own thing! Look out brother Boudreaux! I think you’re going to be getting payback from all the rough housing you gave your sister in the beginning! Sweetie Bear so glad all that important plumbing seems to be in good working order! Dear sweet Hartley, you have had the patience of Job and hopefully you can soon be rewarded! Thank you again to the author of yet another informative and entertaining update! Wishing a blessed day for all! 🐻🙏🏻❤️🐻🙏🏻💖🐻🙏🏻❤️🐻🙏🏻💖

When Beignet and Boudreaux move to the Cub House, will they once again share their living/sleeping space? I know they have supervised play time now, but also have separate living quarters.

Good news all around!! Sounds like someone is reading little one your posts lol. Thanks again for all the hard work that goes into all their round the clock care!! Appreciate everyone of y’all!!!

A small family of baby bears are the sweetest of families. Thank you for caring for them.

Wonderful 👏👏..keep improving sweet babies. ❤️❤️❤️❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🙏🙏🙏🙏

I hope one day Hartley and Sweetie can be outside together.💗

Wonderful news in cubby land 🤞🏻🙏🏻💪🏼💗🐻🌸🐻🐻💙🐻

Thank you ABR for being their guardian angels.♥️♥️

Appalachian Bear Rescue you guys ROCK!! I can only imagine the time and effort that truly goes in to caring for these little bears as it has to be both tiring and rewarding all at the same time. Love you guys and what you do!! Thank you!!!!!!!!! Rock on!!!! <3 :)

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1 day ago

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Evening Edition

At present, we have four bears in residence: two cubs-of-the-year (Boudreaux and Beignet) and two yearlings (Hartley and Sweetie Bear).

Sweetie, our most recent arrival, is doing well considering how emaciated she is. At nearly 14 months old, she should weigh at least 4 times her admission weight of 9.73 pounds(4.5 kilograms). Sweetie is drinking her bear milk replacement formula ration from a bowl and is lapping up cherry-flavored Pedialyte. She hasn’t produced any scat yet, but that’s to be expected considering she’s had so little to eat and is still recovering from sedation and the stress of rescue. We’re hopeful poop will come soon. She seems to like resting on her bed and the curators thought she might benefit from the company of a stuffed toy. Usually, bears her age aren’t interested in stuffed toys, but she’s so weak we’ll offer anything that might give her comfort.

Hartley Bear, our other yearling, resides in The Red Roof Recovery Center. He was scheduled for a vet visit this week, but the doctors were so impressed by the high-definition photos of his recovery they felt no need to immobilize him again. They’ve given the curators the go-ahead to move Hartley out of The Red Recovery Center. Hartley has been a patient bear, and we hope he’ll give us just a little while longer; it’s going to get colder over the next few days, and we’d like to move him next week. However, if Hartley wants out, we’ll oblige; he’s strong enough and has enough fat to put up with a few cool nights.

The cubs are two handfuls of fur containing equal measures of squirm and squall. They’ll become quieter as they get older; in the wild, making noise attracts attention, something a little cub doesn’t want. But at present, when they want to eat, the folks two counties over know it. If they were with their mother, she’d feed them to keep them quiet and we do the same. It’s funny how even little bears this age (almost two months old ) can show their quirks. Boudreaux is an equal opportunity eater; he doesn’t care who is wielding a bottle as long as they give it to him. His sister is a little more persnickety about who holds her food. We’re happy neither cub has objected to the pink towel. One of our former residents, Marvin Bear, hated pink towels as much as Hartley hates green beds. Every bear is a revelation, a miracle we’re privileged to witness.

Thank you so much for supporting our mission and our four bears. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻

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We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.Evening Edition At present, we have four bears in residence: two cubs-of-the-year (Boudreaux and Beignet) and two yearlings (Hartley and Sweetie Bear). Sweetie, our most recent arrival, is doing well considering how emaciated she is. At nearly 14 months old, she should weigh at least 4 times her admission weight of 9.73 pounds(4.5 kilograms). Sweetie is drinking her bear milk replacement formula ration from a bowl and is lapping up cherry-flavored Pedialyte. She hasn’t produced any scat yet, but that’s to be expected considering she’s had so little to eat and is still recovering from sedation and the stress of rescue. We’re hopeful poop will come soon. She seems to like resting on her bed and the curators thought she might benefit from the company of a stuffed toy. Usually, bears her age aren’t interested in stuffed toys, but she’s so weak we’ll offer anything that might give her comfort. Hartley Bear, our other yearling, resides in The Red Roof Recovery Center. He was scheduled for a vet visit this week, but the doctors were so impressed by the high-definition photos of his recovery they felt no need to immobilize him again. They’ve given the curators the go-ahead to move Hartley out of The Red Recovery Center. Hartley has been a patient bear, and we hope he’ll give us just a little while longer; it’s going to get colder over the next few days, and we’d like to move him next week. However, if Hartley wants out, we’ll oblige; he’s strong enough and has enough fat to put up with a few cool nights. The cubs are two handfuls of fur containing equal measures of squirm and squall. They’ll become quieter as they get older; in the wild, making noise attracts attention, something a little cub doesn’t want. But at present, when they want to eat, the folks two counties over know it. If they were with their mother, she’d feed them to keep them quiet and we do the same. It’s funny how even little bears this age (almost two months old ) can show their quirks. Boudreaux is an equal opportunity eater; he doesn’t care who is wielding a bottle as long as they give it to him. His sister is a little more persnickety about who holds her food. We’re happy neither cub has objected to the pink towel. One of our former residents, Marvin Bear, hated pink towels as much as Hartley hates green beds. Every bear is a revelation, a miracle we’re privileged to witness. Thank you so much for supporting our mission and our four bears. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻 https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51586/donate_page/donate?track=Website_Donate_Page_Link We post updates on our residents twice daily, morning and evening.
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Thank you for taking care of the babies.

I love the stories about the bear eccentricities! I had no idea they could have such picky sides to their personalities. Really cute and interesting.

Can't believe it's been almost 4 years since Marvin, Bonnie Blue, And Ridgeway were residents. My life is goind by SO fast. These pictures of the bears are great. Hartley, as you said, will soon be out of the recovery center, but he seems to have behaved himself remarkably well with few complaints. He's a miracle bear for sure.

Oh thank you so much for this wonderful post. I enjoy every word . i know you guys have more to do than write to us but i hope you know how much we appreciate it !!

Oh, I love hearing about all of their quirks...thanks for sharing them with us ABR. Such great news about how impressed the vets were with Hartley. Glad that Sweetie is adjusting so well....I can’t wait until the day comes when you tell us she left some of her food. Thank you ABR

Good news always makes me happy! Saw a momma and 2 Cubs yesterday out and about. Fortunately they looked nice and fat.

I have to laugh at how picky Marvin was over the pink towel and Hartley is over green beds! But I'm glad Boudreaux and Beignet (squirm and squall) don't seem to have any color preferences at this point. Think how loud it would be if they voiced disapproval! Thrilled Sweetie has company and is drinking; prayers continue for her to be strong and fight on. And so very happy Hartley doesn't have to be sedated again and can move into bigger quarters when the weather permits. I gather he's going into an Acclimation Pen? Though we may not say it enough, my heartfelt thanks for every moment you all put into the extraordinary care you give these young bears, for every moment you spend thinking about how to meet their needs, for every moment you spend giving all of us updates and letting us share their journey.

Love the updates...thank you all so much.

I just love all the positive updates!!!!❤❤💙💙👍

Thanks so much for your updates and pictures. What a privilege to share in the rehab of these special bears. They are doing so well because of your knowledge and hard work. Bless you all! ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻😍❤️

Aww i just love these little guys and all their quirks! Thank you for letting us live vicariously through you! These updates make my day!!

Love the updates, whoever writes them brings a smile to my face. Thank you! So happy all the precious cubbies are doing well🐻🐻🐻🐻thank you❤

I absolutely love hearing about the different personalities the bears have. It’s amazing to me about the pink towel and green bed. Who would have ever thought that they even knew the difference.

Is it just me or do the siblings seem to have a touch of cinnamon phase to them?

Thank you Curators for your work and PATIENCE!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Thank you for the update and beautiful pictures! Happy to hear that all is well at ABR for now! Good night sweet little bears!

Cuteness overload! So good to hear they are doing so well!! Woohoo Hartley no Dr. Yay!! Lol Sweetie, you're gonna plump up real soon! Littles...Oh keep on doing what your doung!! ❤️

Great update for all four residents🙏🏻❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻 Let’s keep our fingers crossed for our little Sweetie 🙏🏻🤞🏻💗🌸🥣🐻💩 😜

Ok, if iam in that area and I see a bear that has been hit by a car or who seems to be in bad shape like Sweetie Bear, who should I call??

Way to go Hartley!! Sweet bears. Thank you ABR💓💓

Thank you for yet another good report on all of our current bear babies! So glad Hartley might get to move on to larger quarters soon. I hope that everyone has a peaceful and restful night; well as much as possible! Look forward to the morning edition!! Thank you curators for all your hard work and dedication! 🐻🙏🏻❤️🐻🙏🏻❤️🐻🙏🏻❤️🐻🙏🏻❤️

All of this is just amazing. I can t imagine how tired all of you get. It's got to be one rewarding job to see them grow and thrive. Thank you for letting me see all of this!

These pictures are so adorable

I love that I can tell Beignet and Boudreaux apart. He seems to have a longer more slender snout, or am I seeing things?

I feel privileged to get to watch this.

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