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ABR Video Update-May 23, 2019

Evening Edition

Today, our cameras captured three of our yearlings together. Daffodil went off to forage, but Sweetie and Hartley hung around…that is until Sweetie told Hartley to get lost. Just a few minutes later, Sweetie changed her mind and approached Harley while he was soaking. She sat watching for a while, then walked away. Hartley followed.

Our mission with Hartley Bear is nearly over. His recovery has been nothing short of astounding and in this video, he gives us a glimpse of the handsome adult he’ll be one day.

Our five cubs and Iris Bear are doing well. We’ll feature them in tomorrow’s morning post.

Thank you for helping Hartley and our other eight residents get a second chance. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

www.appalachianbearrescue.org

*We post updates on our residents twice daily, Monday to Friday, morning and evening, and once daily on Saturday and Sunday.

youtu.be/gkFpJUOhUhcHartley, Sweetie, and Daffodil Bear are 16-month-old black bear yearlings. They’re residing in a Wild Enclosure until they’re ready for release back to the w...
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Hartley is such a goofy bear, sitting in the drinking tub when he could be in the pool! 😍Just trying to get Sweetie's attention I think. I'm sure the next post I see will begin with those bittersweet words, "Today our mission with Hartley Bear is over..." He is so big and so healthy and I'm so happy for him to be returning home but will miss him for a long time. 💖

Hartley is a miracle bear...the result of the dedicated and compassionate miracle workers at ABR. His progress has been amazing to watch but just a few short months ago I would have never dreamed he'd be ready to go home so soon! 💗

Hartley is truly magnificent. It is hard to believe that just a few short months ago he was in such rough shape. ABR is truly doing heroic work for these beloved bears.

Aw! I’m so happy that they are all growing and thriving, but I’m going to be heartbroken when he is released. I can’t imagine how hard it is for you all to set them free and hope for the best. I know their instincts will take over and they will be happy in the wild where they belong, but selfishly I want them all protected at ABR forever. 💔

I am amazed at how handsome Hartley is. He healed nicely. ❤️

Release day is always so bittersweet for me...I'm thrilled that they get to be wild bears again, but sad because I will miss them. Hartley was is such bad shape, it's thrilling to see him so healthy.

I’m so happy for Hartley! Soon he will be coming back to Kentucky so he can become the 🐻 that he was meant to be! Thank you ABR so much for your dedication and love for our beloved bears

Kentucky will be getting back their handsome and healthy Hartley! Thanks ABR!

Handsome Hartley, sweeter than sweet Sweetie Bear...sigh...just not meant to be. 😊

Love the video, such a wonder to watch these wild animals grow and interact with each other. You have Blessed us and them by all you’ve done.❤️😊

I know you can only take in bears (up to a certain age(2) i think) but is there Anywhere that takes in/helps Adults? God forbid Hartley (or any others) went downhill out there in the next few months..do they have any chance of being picked up again? ( im thinking they might see the ear tags and through records would know the age) I think i already know the answer so its ok to skip this question..Dear God, give them all nourishment, safety and happiness for years to come <3

Hartley is certainly a handsome bear, hard to believe that’s the same bear that came in. Sweetie needs a good brushing!!

This video is awesome! Happy we could get so close! ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

❤️🐻❤️🐻❤️🐻 this is beautiful! I love seeing them together. Hartley sure is a ladies man 😂

I do think sweetie bear is warming up to handsome Hartley!! I know I'm gonna ball like a baby the day Hartley is released back into the wild. Even though I know it's best for him and pray he has such a wonderful life. He's had an amazing transformation and ABR are absolute miracle workers in my eyes. Thank you ABR for everything you do for these bears!! But I do have one question. After Hartley is released will y'all be able to keep tabs on him somehow to see how he's adapting to his new surroundings?

I'm having a private welcome back home to Kentucky celebration for Hartley. Thanks ABR!!!

Thank you ABR for making my night needed that after the day I had a bit of a sad day, but there are there are those words are time with Hartley

Hartley has grown into such a strong handsome fella!!!!! Love him!! ❤️🖤❤️🖤

Love how Hartley swats Sweetie whilst he is enjoying his own jacuzzi! She then mooches off and says ‘ok blow you I dont want to join you anyway!’

Hartley has the most beautiful coat! Handsome bear. He definitely likes Sweetie!

Hartley bear is just a beautiful boy now ❤🐻 its nice seeing them all getting along...its always bitter sweet when a bear is release back to the wild...but that's where they belong and without ABR they wouldn't have gotten that chance...Thank you for the video and our evening update..they're always appreciated ❤..Have a good night 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

I am happy they are friends, makes life much more pleasant, and less lonely. They will miss each other! I only hope they will never go hungry again!

Good bye, sweet Remarkable Hartley Bear. A post card would be nice, but we know this is it.

Sweetie is so small compared to Hartley! She needs to grow into her ears. 😊 Love all of their physics interactions. I still wonder if Hartley is a year older. Poor Daffodil doesn’t look happy or settled with her pacing back & forth

How lovely! And I believe I saw a concrete block holding down one end of the log in the pool! No more dragging it out just for fun!! 🙂

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ABR Video Update-May 23, 2019

Morning Edition

We hope you enjoy watching this short video of our five cubs recorded yesterday after they sampled their birthday “cake”. The video is best viewed in full screen and may require multiple viewings to keep track of what each cub is doing. This is the first time we’ve had five cubs since the security cameras were installed. We never realized how much energy little bears can release. They rarely stop moving. 🙂

Our yearlings are well and we’ll report on them in this evening’s post. ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

*We post updates on our residents twice daily, Monday to Friday, morning and evening, and once daily on Saturday and Sunday.

youtu.be/PQ9fj3O70ZQWe hope you enjoy watching this short video of our five cubs. The video is best viewed in full screen and may require multiple viewings to keep track of what...
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It is so amazing to se all five cubs so full of energy, playing and having so much fun. It fills my heart ful if joy. The are so cutex and funny 😃💕💞!

Omg cuteness overload! 🖤 Those cubby bears are just too presh standing on those lil back legs 😂 love it! So healthy and happy...good baby cub bears! 😘🥰 🐻

Love this video they all were in true form loved the one climbing up the fence and under the tarp never a dull moment this video was the best part of my morning these sweet and silly cubs could make anyone’s day better just by watching them love them💕🐻

Thank you for this wonderful video. It gives me such respect for all Mama bears 😊 thank you for rescuing these precious rascals and sharing them with us ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻❤️

This makes my ❤️ sooo happy! Thank you, ABR, for making these adorable cubby shenanigans possible!!!

Oh my goodness!! How fun to watch them. They are non-stop!! Only if we could have a tiny bit of that energy!! Thank you ABR!!❤❤❤😂🌻

Thank you for letting us see these little Cubs doing what they to best ,having fun . Sure have more Energie to spend filling theire Day on all that wild play . But theire happy and healthy that's thanks to you ABR. We are grateful that your there for them .

OMG Major cuteness overload times 5. Thank you for sharing this video, they are absolutely precious. You curators are amazing with your abilities to help this bears.

Busy,busy babies God Bless momma bears every where 🐻...thanks for the laugh this morning...thank you for taking such good care of all the cubs that come to ABR getting them ready to get back to the wild ❤👍

Those little baby cubs are the very ones that had to be bottle feed 24 hours a day and look at them now. So thankful for ABR for saving these precious little cubs! They do not have a care in the world, totally happy babies.

Well cubbies sure hope you enjoyed your Birthday cake, love watching you cubbies playing with each other, just too cute and adorable. Soo Boudreaux, Beignet, Hucklebeary, Bluebeary, Blackbeary Happy 4 mos Birthday Cubbies. 🥰🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾💙💛💞💚

So much energy and fun. The video definitely needs multiple viewings...which is no hardship! Love these cubs!

What a pleasure to start my day with this video! Love watching them roll around in a ball together! Amazing how they like to climb the fence! ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

This video has made my day. They are just little energizer cubbies. So sweet and funny to watch. Thank you.

Love the video & thanks for showing the sweet cubbies.

So much fun watching cute little fur balls with round bellies in perpetual motion 😂😂😂❤️🥰🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🌪💨☄️💥

Thank you for sharing your great videos. I love watching these little guys play.

Oh my goodness! What an energetic bunch. I just looked up what a group of bears is called - a Sleuth! So this is a Sleuth of Cubbies!

They are so curious. It seems that Blackberry is very analytical and cautious. They are so much fun to watch, I can’t wait to see them in a WE. That poor Acclimation Pen 😂🤪😂🤪😂.

Rolly polly fun loving little bundles of fur! Love the video! Thnx so much for sharing! ❤️🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

And to think ....left on their own they probably would not be here now. God is great and you guys are too. Thank you for taking such good care of them.

Perpetual motion! A mama bear would be pulling her fur out if she had to deal with those 5! Enjoyed watching them so much! ❤️🐻

This is so much fun... even after a bad day I am SMILING!!!!

Oh my! Going to take a nap now as they wore me out! 🙂 So glad they have each other to learn and develop skills they'll need in the great outdoors. 💙🐻💙🐻💙🐻💙🐻💙🐻💙

Can’t thank everyone enough for caring for God’s creatures.They are stress releasing for me.

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Appalachian Bear Rescue

Evening Edition

Today is Cubby Birthday: the four yearlings are 16 months old and our five cubs are four months old. To mark the occasion, ABR Executive Director, Dana Dodd, slaved over a cold fridge to produce a special birthday treat for the cubs: frozen bear milk replacement formula with grapes and berries, elegantly presented by Curator David. He served the “birthday cake” and waited at the cameras, ready to record the moment the guests arrived…only they didn’t.

It’s been a hot day, but that didn’t prevent the cubs from wreaking their customary and all-encompassing havoc until the EXACT moment the frozen cake was served. They went for a nap. A long one. When they deigned to show up, they were very late and the cake had been left out too long…rather like the one in the song “MacArthur Park”. We’ve never understood that song but now we’d bet it’s about bear cubs who didn’t bother showing up for their birthday cake either. 🤔

The cubs entered in one’s and two’s, raked through the birthday offerings, ate some, wore more, and left. We waited at the camera, thinking they’d be back, but then switched to the Acclimation Pen to witness the riotous cubby after party…to which we were not invited.

Our yearlings are well, having spent most of this very hot day resting. Iris enjoyed her birthday treats and Hartley, Sweetie and Daffodil will be down to forage after dark.

Thank you for helping our five cubs and four yearlings get a second chance at life in the wild. 🎂🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

www.appalachianbearrescue.org

*We post updates on our residents twice daily, Monday to Friday, morning and evening, and once daily on Saturday and Sunday.Evening Edition

Today is Cubby Birthday: the four yearlings are 16 months old and our five cubs are four months old. To mark the occasion, ABR Executive Director, Dana Dodd, slaved over a cold fridge to produce a special birthday treat for the cubs: frozen bear milk replacement formula with grapes and berries, elegantly presented by Curator David. He served the “birthday cake” and waited at the cameras, ready to record the moment the guests arrived…only they didn’t.

It’s been a hot day, but that didn’t prevent the cubs from wreaking their customary and all-encompassing havoc until the EXACT moment the frozen cake was served. They went for a nap. A long one. When they deigned to show up, they were very late and the cake had been left out too long…rather like the one in the song “MacArthur Park”. We’ve never understood that song but now we’d bet it’s about bear cubs who didn’t bother showing up for their birthday cake either. 🤔

The cubs entered in one’s and two’s, raked through the birthday offerings, ate some, wore more, and left. We waited at the camera, thinking they’d be back, but then switched to the Acclimation Pen to witness the riotous cubby after party…to which we were not invited.

Our yearlings are well, having spent most of this very hot day resting. Iris enjoyed her birthday treats and Hartley, Sweetie and Daffodil will be down to forage after dark.

Thank you for helping our five cubs and four yearlings get a second chance at life in the wild. 🎂🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

www.appalachianbearrescue.org

*We post updates on our residents twice daily, Monday to Friday, morning and evening, and once daily on Saturday and Sunday.
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Happy Birthday to all the precious cubbies! ❤️🎂🐻

We appreciate Dana's beautiful gift for the cubbies even if they snoozed. Happy birthday babies!! 🎂🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻❤

Such a work of love....and quite beautiful. Cubbies are incorrigible...just being cubbies...I love this update. Thank you for so much love poured out on these little fur balls.

Love those little guys!! Lovely birthday cake.

Happy birthday gorgeous bears! 😍⭐️

The birthday cake looks great! Happy birthday bears!!!

Happy birthday to all the 🐻 🐻 🐻 everywhere! Hope you had a fun day! Good night all!

Beautiful Cake ❣ and yes, Happy Birthday silly lil bears 🖤

Happy birthday,the birthday cake looks really good 🎂🍯

Happy Birthday sweet bears!!!! Can you bring back the Cubby Wine???? It was the best.

These little bears are absolutely the most awesome cubs!!! Soooooo adorable and so much fun to hear about their escapades. Love, love , love them!!!!! 💕💕💕💕💕🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻

Happy Birthday to all the cubbies ❤️🎂

Aww! It was such a beautiful cake too! ❤️🤣

Your so funny, and bears will bears will be bears. You give Them so Much love and we love you right back Thank you.🙌🙌🙌❤️

And a lovely cake it was

Happy Birthday Little Bears!

It was a beautiful “cake”! A++ for effort & intention!

Happy Birthday sweet little bears

Happy Birthday to The Wrecking Crew and to our wonderful yearlings. Dana you did an amazing job on the Cubby birthday “cake”! Too bad the honored guests were late to their own party!! I can understand why the cubs and yearlings are napping a lot right now. This weather is getting brutal and we’re not even officially into summer yet! I can’t imagine wearing a fur coat all the time right now! 🐻❤️🐻💗🙏🏻🙏🏻

Party animals! Such good atories. Thank you for the bears’ cake.

Thanks for trying so hard!! We all appreciate it, in our own ways! Spoiled darling brats..

Well, the birthday treat was appreciated by FB friends. Well done Director Dodd and Curator David.

Happy Birthday to those precious creatures!

That is one beautiful birthday cake. Silly Cubs. I love the way you describe them. I have their antics pictured in my mind. I think the way you describe them playing--murdering one another-- is a hoot. I absolutely love this site. When I say you make my day--you really make my day. Thank you billions and trillions and a gazillion times over to the power of ten.

Too bad we can't bottle up all that cubby energy 😂😂. Hoping all had a great 16 month, 4 month (respectively) birthday. Here's to a great Thursday. Goodnight and sweet dreams Hartley, Beignet, Boudreaux, Sweetie, Daffodil, Bluebeary, Blackbeary, Hucklebeary, and Iris. 💙💙💙💙💜💜💜💜💜 🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻🐻 💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤💤 🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾

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