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ABR Daily Update-May 18, 2024-Cautious Optimism 🐻🐻

Weather: 76F (24C) Humidity 73%, Mostly Cloudy 🌥️

SuBearru, our most recent arrival, is resting in The Recovery Center, recuperating from a broken femur in her back left leg. When Tots, our other injured cub, lived in the Recovery Center, the adjustable ceilings were removed because her injury was to her front arm, and she was allowed to stand on her hind legs. SuBearru is not allowed to stand, so the ceilings are back in place. The curators carpeted one of her rooms with mattresses and covered them with cedar chips, giving SuBearru a wall-to-wall soft bed to walk and sleep on. She’s eating well, and her plumbing is in good order.

In Hartley House, Tots eats everything offered, takes her meds, and seems energetic and playful. The vets at UTCVM and our curators are cautiously optimistic about Tots and SuBearru's recovery, but cautious optimism is all they can offer. Convalescing from broken bones is challenging for our companion dogs and cats, but it's even more so for a wild animal. The curators can’t comfort or distract the cubs with cuddles; human presence doesn’t calm our bears, it frightens them, and could lead to their habituating to human contact, something we work very hard to avoid. The curators supply the cubs with nutritious food and meds, and the wonderful team at UTCVM-University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine is always on call to help. We hope the cubs will thrive, and we will do our best for them. 🤞🐻🐻

The six bouncing little bears in The Cub House and in Hartley House are so energetic we wonder if the walls will contain them for much longer. They are transitioning quickly to solid food. In fact, a couple of the cubs have decided they’ll only eat puppy chow, berries, and sliced apples; porridge is for babies!

Our eight cubs depend on us for a second chance at life in the wild, and we depend on you. Thank you for helping us help them. ❤️

❤️Please consider donating to Appalachian Bear Rescue:
appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

🎉Our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove is open! Please click on the link for more information:
appalachianbearrescue.org/contact-us/

🛑Bearwise.org offers excellent information on what black bears are up to at this time of year and what to do if you hike or live in “Bear Country”.

*We post one update daily, seven days a week.
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ABR Daily Update-May 18, 2024-Cautious Optimism  🐻🐻

Weather: 76F (24C) Humidity 73%, Mostly Cloudy 🌥️

SuBearru, our most recent arrival, is resting in The Recovery Center, recuperating from a broken femur in her back left leg. When Tots, our other injured cub, lived in the Recovery Center, the adjustable ceilings were removed because her injury was to her front arm, and she was allowed to stand on her hind legs. SuBearru is not allowed to stand, so the ceilings are back in place. The curators carpeted one of her rooms with mattresses and covered them with cedar chips, giving SuBearru a wall-to-wall soft bed to walk and sleep on. She’s eating well, and her plumbing is in good order. 

In Hartley House, Tots eats everything offered, takes her meds, and seems energetic and playful. The vets at UTCVM and our curators are cautiously optimistic about Tots and SuBearrus recovery, but cautious optimism is all they can offer. Convalescing from broken bones is challenging for our companion dogs and cats, but its even more so for a wild animal. The curators can’t comfort or distract the cubs with cuddles; human presence doesn’t calm our bears, it frightens them, and could lead to their habituating to human contact, something we work very hard to avoid. The curators supply the cubs with nutritious food and meds, and the wonderful team at UTCVM-University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine is always on call to help. We hope the cubs will thrive, and we will do our best for them. 🤞🐻🐻

The six bouncing little bears in The Cub House and in Hartley House are so energetic we wonder if the walls will contain them for much longer. They are transitioning quickly to solid food. In fact, a couple of the cubs have decided they’ll only eat puppy chow, berries, and sliced apples; porridge is for babies! 

Our eight cubs depend on us for a second chance at life in the wild, and we depend on you. Thank you for helping us help them. ❤️

❤️Please consider donating to Appalachian Bear Rescue:
https://appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

🎉Our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove is open! Please click on the link for more information: 
https://appalachianbearrescue.org/contact-us/

🛑Bearwise.org offers excellent information on what black bears are up to at this time of year and what to do if you hike or live in “Bear Country”.

*We post one update daily, seven days a week.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

31 CommentsComment on Facebook

After the bears are released back to the wild, do they ever try to interact with humans when they are hurt or sick remembering the care they received from you once before?

Tots and SuBearru can compare surgery scars when they heal. 💖💖🐻🐻

Happy to see that our sweet injured babies are doing well. Little Tots seems to be doing great at making the best of her situation. I hope SuBearu can do the same. Everyone else seems to be doing just as would be expected - creating mayhem and madness! 🙏🏻🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️

The care that you give all of these precious little cubs, although devoid of cuddles, is amazing and wonderful. They're getting their best chance to grow health and strong and thrive!!! We can never thank you too much!!!!!

Whatever the outcome, these cubs are in the best hands.

Continued Prayers for Subearru and Tots. I am glad the other 6 are doing great. They are so entertaining ❤🐻❤

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻prayers for a speedy recovery ❤️❤️❤️you got this lil Subearu❤️

Thanks for the update on our sweet lil 🐻 we love them so much!! Glad to hear boo-boos will be on the mend, and well…..the other six masters of destruction are continuing to destruct the the nicely constructed enrichment items 🤣🤣🤣 (trying to choose my words wisely). Thank y’all for all that you do! Our sweet 🐻 couldn’t make without y’all and all of the WONDERFUL partner agencies 💕💕💕💕

I have doubts about many things in life but since I discovered ABR I have never had a single doubt about how hard you work to take care of the cubbies entrusted to your care. I know you will continue to do your very best for Tots & SueBearu. Thank you for all you do. ❤️

I know everyone knows that all of you at ABR and UTC veterinary clinic only gives the best of care for every cubbie. That's where you heart lies.

Glad to see our cub kids are doing well. Continued prayers for our sweet little Tots and SuBearu.♥️🐻🐾🙏🏻🙏🏻

Thanks to everyine at ABR for the great bear care. Especial shout out to whomever is constantly cleaning all these enclosures. It must be neverending and lots of scooping. So many diaper babies only getting larger. After over 50 yrs of cats, dogs, foxes, opossums, racoons, horses, cats, cats, cats! Blood, vomit, one cat does every single day, he has medical issues I'm at 3 cats and it is overwhelming at my age and health. I know what a great, thankless job you all do. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK, IT IS NOTICED!!!

Thanks for the wonderful pics and wonderful texts !

So when a cub breaks its leg, does the mother attempt to help it, or is it up to the cub to do its best to keep up with mama, and is abandoned if it can't?

Need to catch up on the doings!! Prayers for Tots & SuBearru to fully recover to create havoc in their Wild Enclosure. <3

LOVE ABR and all they do and care for these beautiful babies.I would love to hug these babies,God created.

Keeping Tots and Subearu in my prayers they continue to heal properly 🐻❤🙏🏻🐻❤🙏🏻 glad to hear the other 6 little characters are doing well😊🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻👏 Thank you for the Saturday update and pictures ❤👍

Great news to see Subearu bear is recovering ok.

❤️❤️ I love watching these babies grow up and thriving

I love them all so much!💙🙏🏻

Precious all of them

Too sweet for words! ❤️

Beautiful babies!! ❤🐻

Thank you ABR ♥️

Good night

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2 months ago

Our newest intake, SuBearu Bear, is out of surgery! She did great! 👏😄 ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Friday everyone!

Thanks Tori! Have a fabulous weekend!

Love and prayers

Do these guys vocalize to Peeps?

Are bear force T-shirt’s already already been delivered? I’m waiting for mine ❤️🐻

What’s the max amount of cubs you’d let be in a room? Provided they all get along of course haha

Good afternoon Curator Tori and all bear lovers Happy Friday ❤️🐻

Wonderful update. I could watch them all day. They are all precious. Continued Prayers for Subearu. ❤🐻❤

That's such great news!!! Healing prayers!

So glad the surgery went well for sweet SuBearu❤️🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽❤️ Continued prayer for SuBearu and Tots 🩷🩷

Thanks soo much Curator Tori for the Updates on Tots bear. Happy to hear that she's doing well. Prayers for continued healing. 😃🐻🐾💞💛🩵💜💛💚

Continued prayers for complete healing for, SuBearu!

Good afternoon Everyone, watching from Santa Rosa,,California. 😃

Well Curator Tori thanks soo much for sharing Facebook Live. Updates on All the Cubbies. You have a Wonderful Weekend. 😃💞💛🩵💜

Awww little SuBearu now your going to have Surgery soon. Prayers for a Successful Surgery. A speedy and full recovery. 😃🐻🐾💞💛💚💜🩵

Love to see Daisy Mae, Duke and Jellybean playing, climbing, wrestling. They're soo active. Good Job Cubbies. 😃🐻🐻🐻🐾🐾🐾🏡💚💛💜🩵💛💞

Well helloo Peeps bear, Shadow bear, Casper bear. Looks like your all doing well. Just keep growing n thriving. 🥰🐻🐻🐻🐾🐾🐾💞💛🩵💛💜💚

These Cubbies are sure playful, are doing well in the Acclimation pen. It's like the great outdoors, only inside. Lol.😃🐻🐻🐻💞💛🩵💜💚

I love how they go from bowl to bowl. What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine 😂

Well helloo Daisy Mae, Duke, Jellybean bears. You Cubbies are definitely active, playing, climbing, wrestling, running around. Love this!! 😃🐻🐻🐻💞💛🩵💜💛💚

Good Job Climbing Jellybean!!😃🐻🐾🏡🩵💛💞💚👏👏👏👏

Good News for SuBearu bear.🥰🐻🐾💞🩵💛💚💛💜

Thanks soo much Curator Tori for all the Updates on SuBearu Bear.😃🙏🙏🙏🐻🐾💞💛🩵💜

Awfully close to the hip! 😬

Awww now the blue Swingy ball. 😃🐻🐾🔵

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Please join us for a Facebook Live update at 1:00PM eastern. We will have updates on SuBearu's surgery then. Thank you for your patience. 😊🐻 ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks soo much ABR for sharing!😃🐻🐾💞💛💚💜💛🩵

Don't see any video! Praying for Subearu

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May 16, 2024: ABR Newsflash - ABR 401 Arrives

This morning, Operations Director Greg Grieco was on his way to Gatlinburg to pick up some new handmade pottery items for our store. Just as he was pulling into Gatlinburg, ABR's phone rang. A mail carrier from the Post Office in Gatlinburg reported that she saw a small cub of the year alone and crying this morning. The carrier sees bears often, and felt that something about this bear was different. She saw the cub trying to climb a tree, but it was struggling.

Greg spoke with the postal carrier and diverted to the cub's location. When he arrived, the cub was still there. Greg immediately noticed that the little bear appeared to have a broken back leg. The cub managed to climb a tall tree and Greg kept an eye on it and called TWRA Biologist Dan. Dan agreed that Greg should attempt to capture the cub and take it to UTCVM-University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine for examination and care. Fortunately, Ryan Williamson with Great Smoky Mountains National Park was nearby and able to drop off a trap, leather gloves and a catch pole for Greg. Curator Jamie headed to Gatlinburg with fruit for trap bait, an extension ladder, and all the supplies to take a cub to UTCVM.

Just before Curator Jamie arrived on the scene, Greg was able to scruff the cub and place it in the trap for transport. Greg was travelling in his personal Subaru this morning, and placed the trapped cub in his vehicle. Jamie and Greg drove separately, and took the cub to UTCVM where they met Dr. Cushing, Dr. Swanepoel, and their team. The doctors immediately knew the cub had a broken left femur, so they took the bear straight to radiology to confirm. It's a clean break in the middle of the bone, and surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.

The cub is female and weighs 4.5 kg (9.9 pounds). Other than the broken leg, she was covered in green fuzzy burrs, The doctors used a comb to remove the burrs and gave fluids to hydrate the little bear. She's back at ABR now where she will stay in the HRH for tonight. She has pain meds, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatories onboard to get her through the night. She's already lapped up a bowl of Cubby Sauce and honey.

Please welcome ABR 401 SuBearu!

All the other cubs at ABR are fine. We will post about them tomorrow.

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May 16, 2024: ABR Newsflash - ABR 401 Arrives

This morning, Operations Director Greg Grieco was on his way to Gatlinburg to pick up some new handmade pottery items for our store. Just as he was pulling into Gatlinburg, ABRs phone rang. A mail carrier from the Post Office in Gatlinburg reported that she saw a small cub of the year alone and crying this morning. The carrier sees bears often, and felt that something about this bear was different. She saw the cub trying to climb a tree, but it was struggling.

Greg spoke with the postal carrier and diverted to the cubs location. When he arrived, the cub was still there. Greg immediately noticed that the little bear appeared to have a broken back leg. The cub managed to climb a tall tree and Greg kept an eye on it and called TWRA Biologist Dan.  Dan agreed that Greg should attempt to capture the cub and take it to UTCVM-University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine for examination and care. Fortunately, Ryan Williamson with Great Smoky Mountains National Park was nearby and able to drop off a trap, leather gloves and a catch pole for Greg. Curator Jamie headed to Gatlinburg with fruit for trap bait, an extension ladder, and all the supplies to take a cub to UTCVM.

Just before Curator Jamie arrived on the scene, Greg was able to scruff the cub and place it in the trap for transport. Greg was travelling in his personal Subaru this morning, and placed the trapped cub in his vehicle. Jamie and Greg drove separately, and took the cub to UTCVM where they met Dr. Cushing, Dr. Swanepoel, and their team. The doctors immediately knew the cub had a broken left femur, so they took the bear straight to radiology to confirm. Its a clean break in the middle of the bone, and surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m.

The cub is female and weighs 4.5 kg (9.9 pounds). Other than the broken leg, she was covered in green fuzzy burrs, The doctors used a comb to remove the burrs and gave fluids to hydrate the little bear. Shes back at ABR now where she will stay in the HRH for tonight. She has pain meds, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatories onboard to get her through the night. Shes already lapped up a bowl of Cubby Sauce and honey.   

Please welcome ABR 401 SuBearu!

All the other cubs at ABR are fine. We will post about them tomorrow.

https://appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

348 CommentsComment on Facebook

So glad this precious baby was helped!! Prayers for a full recovery!

Subaru of America, Inc. perhaps a little support for baby Subearu? ♥️

Thank goodness for that Postal worker and being able to recognize something wasn't right with that poor baby. Now she will get the care she needs and have the best chance of survival. And as for the name, how appropriate. I love it.

Oh my goodness! Welcome to ABR little SuBearu Bear! Thank you to all the people who stepped up to help, especially one very observant postal carrier. Also great job Greg! Get a good night’s rest little one. Prayers for an uneventful surgery tomorrow. 🙏🏻🐻♥️

❤️Love her name! Thank you to Greg and everyone for alerting about and catching little Subearu! ❤️Prayers up for a successful surgery tomorrow. Is it possible that she is a sibling to the other cubs?

Thank you to the postal worker for reporting the struggling cub. Thank you to Ryan Williamson for supplying the crate and other needed supplies to aid in the rescue. Thank you to Greg and Jamie for quickly getting the cub to UTCVM promptly. Welcome SuBearu to ABR where you will be well taken care of, fed, and spoiled.

Welcome dear little SuBearu!! Very appropriate!! Love your name and thank you so much to the letter carrier and Greg for caring to call and to capture the little bear. Thank you to Curator Jamie and the whole team at UTCVM for caring for this little one. Glad she is has had something to eat and some pain meds. To be alone, scared and in pain she had to be so overwhelmed. Little does she know at this point what a wonderful turn her life is taking!! <3

She sounds like a perfect "sibling" for Tots.

Aww, little SuBearu was rescued on my birthday! My birthday wish shall be for her speedy and complete recovery! 🎂

I know I’m asking a question that requires supernatural ESP or a crystal ball but…I always wonder how does a bear manage to get a broken leg! Poor baby!! Does ABR have clues as to how this sort of thing happens? I would imagine if a car had been involved, there would be other injuries as well. Perhaps she fell from a tree? Such a tiny cub too. For a point of reference, I have a pup that weighs 7.5 lbs and she’s 12 years old. 😔.

Just makes me sad to think of what Subearu endured and to hear she was crying. Yet very grateful the mail carrier made the call and everyone went into "rescue cub" action. Thank you so much.

Welcome SuBearu Bear, you will be taken care of and your leg will mend. Thanks to everyone involved. Being a Subaru owner, this is a special bear for me. Get well soon SuBearu Bear <3

Welcome Subaru Appalachian Bear Rescue her nose looks awful dry..do y'all put some kind of Emollient on it?

All the stars aligned for this little bear. I think that means she’s going to come through just fine. Welcome SuBrearu!

thank you to the mail carrier for saving the little bears life🥰

Welcome sweet SuBearu! You are in the best place you can be, with good humans who are going to take excellent care of you & help you grow into a fine chunky young lady! Thank you to everyone involved in saving this sweet baby.

So because of its hind keg broken, mama Abanded it? Glad it got some much needed help...

What’s with the photo? Why do the eyes look like they’ve been dropped in from another photo?

Love the name! You all never know when duty will call.. wishing this little a successful surgery and healing…Great teamwork!

Will the break mess with its growth?

Neither rain, nor hail, nor sleet, nor snow. . . the mail(man) must go through. How happy we are this postal carrier was in the right place at the right time. Kudos to all involved in SuBearu’s rescue. We’re sorry you’re without your Mama, but rest assured you are now in good hands. Blessed be.

Awe precious little one, thank goodness for your Angels looking out for you. Sending prayers for your surgery and complete recovery. ♥️🐾🙏

Welcome Baby SuBearu. You will be well taken care of now. Prayers for your surgery tomorrow and a speedy recovery. Thank you to everyone involved in saving the precious baby. ❤🐻❤

Love the name! Praying for a quick recovery.

Oh sweet SuBearu…I’m so sorry you’re separated from your family…but you are loved more than you can ever imagine and will be well cared for by THE BEST 🐻🩷

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2 months ago

Sorry for the technology error. We are back and still talking BearWise!! 🐻 ... See MoreSee Less

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Great broadcasts. Learned so much. This is a must watch for anyone who lives in bear country or plans to visit.

Thanks Curator Tori and Greg for coming back and Sharing Bear Wise,some very important information about what you should do when you come into the Park, to be aware that the park is in Bear Country. To always be respectful of Bears, other Wildlife. This is their Home! People must not bother or harass any Wildlife. To Never feed any Wildlife, we as humans need to respect all Wildlife, it's their territory. To not entice or attract Bears by leaving out any garbage, or anything that would attract Bears, other Wildlife. 😊🐻🐻🐻🐻🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲💞💛🩵💛💚💙

So sorry I missed today. Hope to catch these in future. I've recently been wanting to get word out. As my daughter told me, it's difficult to change adult attitudes; you need to reach the kids, and let them educate their parents. I'd love to get the school system (Polk Co., TN) to add BearWise to their curriculum. But have no idea how to begin. I'm not the outgoing, activist type. But living in bear country, kids need to be taught this early on. It's obvious many adults here were not.

Ty for the great information to keep our bear families safe❤️❤️🐻

Thanks soo much Greg for some very important information on what to do if you see a bear,to learn the signs of what a Bear might be wanting to do. This is their territory your crossing. The goal is to not cause any kind of stress,a fear of threat, or conflict to any Wildlife. The goal is to just let them be Bears, to live, do what they do Naturally in the Wild. 🥰🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲💞💛🩵💚💜💛💙

Great information!🐻

Thank you for all you do!

I so know what he's talking about with the traffic back ups in Cades Cove. The last time I was there, bear activity was pretty high, as well as other wild life. Cars kept stopping, backing up traffic and it seemed like it took forever for the lead cars to finally get going again. At one point, there were Park Rangers along the road making people keep moving. After 2 hours, I hadn't even made it to the half way point, so once I got to the second cross over road, I took it over to the other side on the exit road, which there was hardly any traffic at all. It was the first time my wife had been there, and I really wanted her to be able to see it all, but it was not to be.

Very sad situation. How to make this better? Humans in the parks are probably trying to do the right thing with their food, but it just takes one who is not.

Thank you for the wonderful information ❤🐻❤

Hey y’all, thank you so much 💕

Great information. Thanks so much.

Yellowstone ejects people who interact with and harass animals. Does GSMNP not have the same rule?

Thank you Curators

Thank you

Thank you!

Hello from Sautee

Greetings from Minnesota!

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2 months ago

Join Tori and Greg to talk about the 1st BearWise Basic - Never feed or approach bears 🐻 ... See MoreSee Less

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That’s crazy. They are bothered every day.

So your not going to do the bear updates on Wed, just the Bear Wise?

Thanks Greg ! And Tori! And ABR! Great job yall!! I’m spreading the word!! Thanks also to bearwise.org!!

Well I think that when people come into the Park,they should respect all Wildlife. After all humans that come to the park are actually invading the habitat, territory of Bears,All Wildlife Animals. All Wildlife needs to be respected no matter what. The surrounding areas of the park is their home!!😊🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐾💙💛💞🩵💛💚🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲

Same with alligators.

Great info ! Thank you both!

Thanks Greg for sharing this infformation that's a must when living in Bear Country. 😀🐻🐻🐻💙💛💞🩵💚

Excellent info Greg as always! ABR is lucky to have you!

Thank you for the wonderful information ❤🐻❤

Thanks for sharing this important information.

Helloooo Curator Tori, thanks soo much for introducing Greg to share about Bear Wise. Sharing how to live in Bear Country. 😀🐻🐻🐻🩵💛💞💚

Great information!

Thank you both for the info🐻👍

Hi from North Yorkshire 🇬🇬

Awesome 👏🏽

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May 14, 2024: Busy Days

The ABR staff and our cubs are always busy. There's "stuff" to do every day...rain or shine, hot or cold. We sincerely appreciate your support for our work. You give our bears a second chance at life in the wild.

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Awww Peeps, Casper, Shadow bears, your definitely busy wrestling, chasing,running all over,climbing, batting each other, snoozing together. Soo happy to see you're all doing well. 😃🐻🐻🐻🏡💞💛💚💛🩵

Thank you for reminding people to be BearAware. Several of your cubs would not have come to you last year, if people had thought to secure chicken coops and garbage. It's time for people to stop fighting wildlife and start using our big brains to learn to live with animals.

Thanks soo much Curator Jaime, Curator Haley, Dana for working outside trimming hedges, bringing some honeysuckle to ABR. Looks beautiful. Good Job Everyone. 😃👏👏👏💞💛🩵

Thanks soo much Curator Jaime and Greg for trimming the overhanging branches. Good Job. Thank You for a Job Well Done. 😃👏👏👏👏💙💞

Thank you for the update and all of your hard work for our precious bears! Y’all are so appreciated 💕

Sure enjoyed this. Peeps has come a long way to become "Peeps and company". 💕 Loved Tots' support team.

Curator Jamie was doing a great impression of a bear cub in a storm being so high on that ladder 🤣🤣🐻. Great job to the family who did the right thing and got straps for their garbage can. 👋

So nice to see them play 💕🐻🐻🐻💕

So much to do, so little time, for both cubbies and curators! 🙏🏻🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️

Thanks to all of you for everything you do ❤️🐻❤

Awww little Tots bear, I'm sure your aware of your next door neighbors. Hoping soon you'll be introduced to them. Then the Cubby fun will begin. 🥰🐻🐻🐻🐻💞💛🩵💚💜

Thanks to all of you for taking great care of the bears until they can be released

Everyone does a great job👍👏👏👏 Peeps and company sure know how to have fun🤣😂🐻🐻🐻 so much to play with❤ Thank you as always for the update, have a good evening 👍🙏🏻❤🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

Those busy bears are so curious! Love watching them!!

I would really love to hear the sounds of the bears inside the enclosure instead of the music! Would that be possible? It would be so cool to hear their voices! 💖💖💖💖

Love the cubby pile at the door🐻🐻❤️❤️ they can't wait to meet Tots

Love the footage of the 3 of them right by the gate, so cute

That swingy from the rope did not go well. So funny so cute. I love this❤️💙

Thanks for all you do

I loved the failed attempt on the swingy rope! 😍🥰💖

Thank you so much for all you do!!!

Oops! Mom would say try again, I'm sure you will.

Just donated! Thanks for all you do for the cubs!

Wow those pictures of the clawed and chewed trash can - punctured by bear teeth still closed with straps attached are proof they work!! Fabulous shot there.

Did anyone else catch the butt scratching at 2:12 😂

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ABR Daily Update-May 13, 2024-What’s for lunch? 🥗🐻

Weather: 68F (20C) Humidity 59%, Mostly cloudy 🌥️

Our seven three-month-old cubs are slowly transitioning to solid food. They're still offered ultra-delicious Cubby Porridge, but they also have berries, carrots, lettuce, apple slices, Mazuri Bear Diet Pellets (crushed), and puppy chow, either in bowls or scattered throughout their rooms, for added crunch and yumminess. It’s interesting that all the cubs initially passed over their porridge in favor of berries first, but who can resist sweet, sweet berries?🫐

Tots Bear is on antibiotics; she gets yogurt and Cubby Sauce as additional nutrition to help the medicine go down. Bear cubs are little troopers; they adjust to their circumstances and roll with the punches. Tots has adjusted and rolled for most of her short life and is the model cubby patient. This might change in a flash, but we hope she’ll continue to be content with her own company for a couple more weeks.🐻🤞

Thank you for helping us help them.❤️

❤️Please consider donating to Appalachian Bear Rescue:
appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

🎉Our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove is open! Please click on the link for more information:
appalachianbearrescue.org/contact-us/

🛑Bearwise.org offers excellent information on what black bears are up to at this time of year and what to do if you hike or live in “Bear Country”.

*We post one update daily, seven days a week.
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ABR Daily Update-May 13, 2024-What’s for lunch? 🥗🐻

Weather: 68F (20C) Humidity 59%, Mostly cloudy 🌥️

Our seven three-month-old cubs are slowly transitioning to solid food. Theyre still offered ultra-delicious Cubby Porridge, but they also have berries, carrots, lettuce, apple slices, Mazuri Bear Diet Pellets (crushed), and puppy chow, either in bowls or scattered throughout their rooms, for added crunch and yumminess. It’s interesting that all the cubs initially passed over their porridge in favor of berries first, but who can resist sweet, sweet berries?🫐

Tots Bear is on antibiotics; she gets yogurt and Cubby Sauce as additional nutrition to help the medicine go down. Bear cubs are little troopers; they adjust to their circumstances and roll with the punches. Tots has adjusted and rolled for most of her short life and is the model cubby patient. This might change in a flash, but we hope she’ll continue to be content with her own company for a couple more weeks.🐻🤞

Thank you for helping us help them.❤️

❤️Please consider donating to Appalachian Bear Rescue:
https://appalachianbearrescue.org/make-a-donation/

🎉Our Visitor & Education Center at Trillium Cove is open! Please click on the link for more information: 
https://appalachianbearrescue.org/contact-us/

🛑Bearwise.org offers excellent information on what black bears are up to at this time of year and what to do if you hike or live in “Bear Country”.

*We post one update daily, seven days a week.Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

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I was in the area Saturday and stopped in ABR Store and I bought a cap, Tots t-shirt and a window decal. I could have stayed in all afternoon and bought everything. I’ll definitely be back!

What are the days/hours for the Visitor Center?

Appalachian Bear Rescue how will the cicadas affect the bears that are outside?

I love when the cubbies stand on their back legs, they look so adorable! ❤️

You go Peeps girl. I also love it when they stand on their back legs. They look so royal. Hang in there Tots hopefully you will meet your neighbor cubs soon..❤🐻❤

So happy to see all the craziness going on! That means that everyone is doing their jobs of being happy cubbies 😊. I am so extra proud of little Tots. She just goes with the flow 💞. 🙏🏻🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️🐻♥️

These updates are the highlight of my day! Thanks for sharing 🥰🐻

If I had to watch these cameras I’d never get anything done.

Sweet babies 💕💕 thank you so much for the update and sharing the pictures of or precious bears 🐻

You do such an amazing job with the cubbies... they are coming along so well...

I just love all the little cubbies and pray especially hard for our little Tots bear so she grows big and strong! 💖💖💖💖💖

I love when they all bunk together! Smiley update!

Thank you for our daily update. Glad to see all our cub kids doing well and continued prayers for our sweet little Tots.♥️🐻🐾

They look so cute playing with all their stuff, you all do a great job to make sure they're not bored👍❤🐻 their food choice is getting better so they grow big and strong, hopefully it won't be too much longer and Tots can neet new friends on the otherside of the door❤🐻..Have a good evening and thank you for the update and pictures ❤

Loving all the news each day and the photos!!! Thanks for all you do !!!

These babies are fascinating to see💖 Thank you ABR💖

I’m a girl with five brothers. 2 older and 3 younger. I held my own as well. It was survival for me!!!! LOL

So happy Tots is liking to live by herself. Praying for her to heal.

Great pictures great news on all of them. So happy they are happy. ❤️❤️💙💙💙💙💜

Really hoping and praying for healing for Tots❤️🐻

Best thing I have ever contributed to is ABR. It's not much but every month, it adds up over time. 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

<3

Nia Bia Bearpaw

If anyone wants to go visit the gift shop and talk to the person who is working,and buy one of their beautiful t shirts.

Precious!

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Have you joined the Bear Force?! Today is your LAST day to register for our 2024 Bear Force Walk on June 1st. Participate with ABR staff at our Visitor and Education Center or from wherever you are. Race packages include a t-shirt and our brand new sticker that features cubby paw prints from every 2024 cub thus far! 🐻🏃🏻‍♀️‍➡️👟 appalachian-bear-rescue.myshopify.com/products/2024-bearly-5k-participant-sign-up ... See MoreSee Less

Have you joined the Bear Force?! Today is your LAST day to register for our 2024 Bear Force Walk on June 1st. Participate with ABR staff at our Visitor and Education Center or from wherever you are. Race packages include a t-shirt and our brand new sticker that features cubby paw prints from every 2024 cub thus far! 🐻🏃🏻‍♀️‍➡️👟 https://appalachian-bear-rescue.myshopify.com/products/2024-bearly-5k-participant-sign-upImage attachment

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I remembered to order mine just the other day. Wish I lived closer to volunteer to help ABR at things like this.

I’ve signed up!

I have mine and love it!

I'm in ❤ 🐻

hopefully lots of people will join.

Have they shipped yet?

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