October 17, 2018 -
The cubs are off to bed. Good night to all. 😴
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β€οΈπŸ˜‚πŸ»πŸ˜΄ Sounds like Ben has some new toys to play with besides rhe arrows! Sleep well chubby cubs, until you eat again πŸ˜‹

Nighty night, sweet cubs, all of ABR staff and volunteers, and our fellow ABR cubby friends and followers.

That cow bell was hilarious! Good night, Cubbies. Sweet dreams of foraging wealth and wild acres in your futures. Rest up, tomorrow is another day. πŸ»πŸ’€πŸ’–

"The dorms are alive with the sound of music . . . . nubbin bells are ringing - fa la la la la la la la la". <3

Great job on the sound effects! πŸ˜‚

Who's wearing a cow, I mean bear bell?

They are adorable. They seem so close. This may be a silly question but here goes. When it is time for one of them to be relocated will the one leaving have separation anxiety? The six pack seems to have formed a family. Thank you for all you do for them.

I see a nubbin ringing! Goodnight all.

Now that’s funny. I think the β€œbell ringing” motion was really to get the others to move over and make some room!! lol

With a wave of the nubbins it’s off to dream tree.

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to bed we go ...

So nubbin shaking sounds like cowbells...Lβ™₯️VE IT!! 😁

Love the β€œbear bell”! Good night πŸ˜΄πŸ’€πŸ»πŸ»πŸ»πŸ»πŸ»πŸ»β€οΈ

All is well in the cubby dorm. Goodnight bears. ❀️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

Nighty night! Sleep tight,,and piled on each other!

You are funny! πŸ’•. Night! 😊

Sweet dreams little bears

Good night cubbies...sweet dreams....πŸ’œ

Nite nite😊

So precious together

Love it!!!

omg! That was AWESOME!!!!😍😍🐻

Nia Bourdon

So cute!!!❀❀❀

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ABR Video Update-October 17, 2018
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We hope you enjoy this 19-minute video featuring a day in the life of Piccola and Dash Bear. As an added bonus, we also get a look at Magnolia Bear. Our mission with Magnolia is nearly over, and she’ll be returning to Louisiana soon. Thank you for helping our nine resident bears get a second chance at life in the wild. ❀️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS3KXIhvIFs&feature=youtu.bePiccola and Dash are two of the eight, eight-month-old black bear cubs currently in residence at Appalachian Bear Rescue. Both cubs spent weeks in The Red Ro...
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Loved seeing Magnolia being able to be a cub for awhile. Feel a little bad for Dash and her Best Friend in the World Piccola. Dash follows a very different beat than Piccola does. In fact I think Piccola may be creating her own Music. Loved the video. Thank you. πŸ»πŸ’•πŸ»

Magnolia I know time is almost come to say goodbye to you... you look so amazing and healthy I wish you the very best back home in Louisiana I sure will miss seeing all your pics and videos. Thank you ABR❀️

Two things: Lol Piccola and her ball with the sound effects. Every time the banjo music comes on, I smile. It suits them so well. Is there a cd?

Those cute Kentucky girls sure do love their swingy balls! 😁 Piccola was so clever trying to show Dash how to play. And it was Manna from heaven by way of Coy’s excellent pitching arm for Miss Magnolia. Thank you for letting us see how the curators throw the food over the fence. Really enjoyed watching Magnolia roll around in the tall grasses and play, too ❀️ How nice to add credits for Security Tronix cameras. πŸŽ₯ Fun watching Magnolia do the 3-legged walk around the rim of her pool 😊

ABR, can you please tell us the name of the blue ball that the cubs love so much and the company that makes them? Thank you!

Question ABR.. because it has been so long that Magnolia has been in Louisiana will she have a hard time adjusting to different surroundings?

I watched the videos of her arrival, her exit to the enclosure, which I had missed, and I felt so happy about her, how beutifully she has grown! This video of her playing like a cub lifted up my heart. We shall all be sending our loving thoughts for sweet Magnolia to live a long happy life!

Always two emotions when a cubbie leaves ABR,the first is that you've done a wonderful job of preparing them back to the wild,the second,thinking of them all alone in the big wide new world they're entering,having to fend for themselves and hopefully grow into big beautiful bears,,here's hoping that Magnolia will be a happy bear with maybe cubs of her own in time,xx.

Piccola gets a knock on her noggin and falls right on her nubbin! Seeing her and Dash wrestling was adorable. I’ve always wondered how bears cope with solitude, and Magnolia certainly answered that! This was an awesome video. I’m still in amazement that we have the privilege to watch and gain insight into a day in the life of the bears.

Piccola is so little. I hope her time to leave ABR is no time soon.

What an EXTRA treat to get to see Magnolia rolling around😍😍😍. She knows she is safe at ABR....it is a joy get to see her but I am so happy she is a healthy bear who is ready to go home.

Thank you so much for helping Magnolia bear return to her natural habitat. That's where we all want to be where we are meant to be

What a heartwarming video. It was wonderfully edited. Thx so much especially for being able to see more of the elusive Magnolia, before she leaves.😘🐻🐻🐻

Beautiful video of the cubs and Magnolia! Magnolia was having fun playing! She is so beautiful! Love how Piccolo plays with the swingy ball! Thank you for sharing!

I wish Piccola and Dash's personalities were more alike. P. really needs a more playful mate. At least it is better. Magnolia looked like she really wanted to get in the pool, but was just SURE there was a gator in there! Loved her playfulness at the end.....and the whole video. Thanks.

I'm waiting for Piccola to figure out how to sit on the swingy ball - oh what fun she'd have then! Awesome to see her and Dash getting along and so cool to see Magnolia playing. πŸ’–πŸ’–

Delightful! Good to see Dash and Piccola wrestling. And Magnolis rolling around on the ground at night--the contrast of the camera made it look as if she was rolling in clouds! Thank you for this video!

Adorable, sweet girls, love to watch their typical wild Bear antics and the music is perfect πŸ’–πŸŽ€πŸ»πŸŽ€πŸ»πŸ’—πŸ»πŸ’–πŸ™ˆπŸŽΌπŸŽ΅πŸŽΆ

Magnolia is a beautiful bear!! Piccola is adorable, and I have special feelings for Dash...she is from near my home! I applaud all that you do to keep these amazing animals wild and free. Thank you!

Loved the video,cubs playing and having fun,shame we couldn't join them,,

Well, it sure looked like a frog, looked like several frogs, didn't it.. Aha! Wonderful videos, thank you for letting us see them living their lives..

Love that Dash and Piccola are playing and having fun together 😍 Magnolia is to cute playing and rolling around, will miss seeing her πŸ’œπŸ’œ

Thank you so much for the cameras so we can actually see "a day in the life" of a wild bear. Thank you, ABR, for providing the loving care for them!

I laughed at the romping around of Piccola and Dash and I got a little teary eyed watching Magnolia play and be a young bear. I'll miss her, but I hope sweet Magnolia finds a beautiful meadow in Louisiana. As always, thank you ABR for this video and for helping these bears thrive so, they get to their real home in the wild. 🐻❀️

It’s great to get so many views of the often-elusive Magnolia.

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Join us for our Bearly 5K Run/Walk next week Saturday, October 27, 2018! Please make sure to sign up by 3:00pm today to guarantee receiving a shirt, especially in your size!

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We look forward to seeing everyone!
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Join us for our Bearly 5K Run/Walk next week Saturday, October 27, 2018! Please make sure to sign up by 3:00pm today to guarantee receiving a shirt, especially in your size!

Click the link below to register:

We look forward to seeing everyone!


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We’ll be there!

Do you ever sponsor a bicycle/trike fundraising event? If so, where/when, please? Thank you.

I'm so excited!!!! And I just can't hide it!!!

i cant wait!

See you then!

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Abr Update-October 17, 2018
This video was written, produced and directed by the Grade 5 students of Barkstall Elementary School in Champaign, Illinois. Our thanks to Ms. Valerie Prescott and her talented, dedicated, compassionate kids. We are so proud of them we could…burst! ❀️

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We hope you enjoy this wonderful video! πŸ™‚

Finally made it to the welcome center. Had a great talk with the retired school teacher that works there.

These students did an outstanding ad for ABR. Congratulations to this group for their compassionate plea on behalf of the precious bears.

What a wonderful job !!!Thank you students and Ms. Prescott for supporting ABR. We all love these cubs and curators !πŸ»πŸ»πŸ»πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Thank you 5th grade students of Barkstall Elementary School! Beautiful job!

LOVE x the whole class!! Way to work (and love) kids!

❀️ They are adorable! ❀️ I wonder what tv station they are airing this on here.

Tears of joy! 😍 Awesome work kids and kudos to you, too, Ms Prescott. πŸ‘

Bravo to all those who contributed to making such a wonderful video. You all did an Outstanding Job. Thank you.πŸ»πŸ’•πŸ»

What a cool way to teach all the language arts skills without using boring worksheets. Kudos to the teacher!!

Too cute! How wonderful of these beautiful children. 🐻❀️🐾

Wonderful work by passionate children about ABR. I thank you for your creativity and dedication. Love this video. <3

Thanks so much kids! You are amazing and the commercial is great!

Great job. Our future is in good hands with these children.

Amazing Kids β€οΈπŸ»πŸ»πŸ»πŸ»πŸŒ²πŸ™πŸΌ

Awesome! πŸ’•. 😊

Great job kids. Awesome commercial, I love it! β™₯β™₯β™₯

Great job ❀️🐻❀️🐻❀️🐻

Awesome ❀🐻❀🐻

Good job kiddos!πŸ»πŸ’™

Great job!! Thanks for supporting ABR.

Fantastic!!! What a stupendous job these children did!

awesome video kids!! I loved it!!!!

Awesome video!!! Well done!!❀️🐻

Awesome performance!

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ABR Update #2-October 16, 2018

The Six-Pack are having an early night. They don't have a curfew (they'd laugh at us if we tried) so they'll probably be back down foraging in a few hours. Piccola and Dash are somewhere in the undergrowth and the curators are loading Magnolia's pen with treats in preparation for her passive capture. We'll post another update tomorrow. Until then, we (and the bears) wish you a good night. ❀️ 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻😴

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ABR Update #2-October 16, 2018

The Six-Pack are having an early night. They dont have a curfew (theyd laugh at us if we tried) so theyll probably be back down foraging in a few hours. Piccola and Dash are somewhere in the undergrowth and the curators are loading Magnolias pen with treats in preparation for her passive capture. Well post another update tomorrow. Until then, we (and the bears) wish you a good night. ❀️ 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻😴



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We can't wait to have Magnolia back in our neck of the woods. She looks beautiful!! Thanks so much for everything you have done for her!!!

Magnolia's home has not been impacted by the southern storms?

Magnolia Bear, we shall miss you. You have grown into a beautiful girl. We wish you a long and healthy life in your native Louisiana.

What a beautiful, wonderful picture to close out the day. Love these 3 and the other 3; the 2 in the other enclosure, and beautiful Miss Magnolia. So happy you're healthy enough to go home. Prayers for you and the driver for a safe, easy trip. β€οΈπŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸš›

Tears again - this time for beautiful Magnolia bear- so glad she's able to have a second chance at a wonderful life but sure am gonna miss herπŸ’”β€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ˜’πŸ»πŸ’• Godspeed

Ahhh. Maggie, I will miss you!!! Remember to tell Mike the Tiger about all the GREAUX care you had while at ABR!!! Make your mama proud sweet girl! Live wild and free!!!! Prayers for a long and happy life!

i'm already missing the photos of lovely magnolia. i know she's going back where she belongs, her home, but will still miss seeing pics of her.

Good night and sleep tight. Oh wait, you do sleep tight with all of you piled up on the platform. Look out for errant paws then.

It looks like the platform has held up well with all of that cubby traffic on it. These cubs are such a laugh.

My sweet louisiana bear. We were both transplants, you get to go home best wishes

Magnolia Pretty Bear you will be missed. Have a long and healthy life.

Sure will miss beautiful Magnolia. Shes grown to be a strong healthy girl. Enjoy your next journey sweet girl. Blessings

Safe travels Magnolia whenever you go and to wherever you roam. Glad ABR could help you be the best you can be.

Good night from Michigan! Wishing Miss Magnolia a stress-free capture, travel home, safe release and long & good life!

Bosco is so charming, getting ready to take his nap! I am thinking of Magnolia's preparations for the long way back home, I hope the procedure and the journey will not stress her much, precious girl! I have gone back and watched her release to the wild enclosure, how small and skittish she was, and how beautiful she has become. Great job ABR! <3

Sweet dreams! ❀️🐻❀️🐻 I think these three are securing their "spots" before the other trio arrives...

Magnolia don’t make the curators job difficult. Go eat your goodies and get back home. ❀️. I will miss you.

Those cubs are so beautiful! Thank you for taking such good care of Magnolia! She will be missed and I know she will be happy back in her home state!

I am worried about Magnolia’s long trip back to Louisiana. Do you need help buying her a plane ticket? Seriously, if we all chipped in, we might be able to talk FedEx into doing an expedited flight to New Orleans or something. What are the transportation plans?

Best wishes to you Magnolia !

Good Night cubbies an curators πŸ–€β™₯️ sweet dreams of a new life Magnolia

Au Revoir, Mme. Magnolia. Its been lovely to see you. Enjoy your life out there in the wild, where you belong 🐻❀️🌸🍁🌲

Night night beautiful chubby bears, sleep tight snug and secure with ABR

Sleepy. They’re probably taking a nap rather than in for the night. Middle bear is fighting sleep...and losing! 😁

So cute...I love how chubby they are gettingπŸ˜„

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