In the last two posts, we shared the good news about the release of seven of the yearlings back into the wild. Today we’ll tell you about four more. These little bears were all released on April 11th. There were additional releases on the next couple of days that we will cover later. Thanks for your patience.
Shelby Bear came to ABR in November 2015, weighing 7.7 pounds.
Shelby had grown! When she was weighed for release, her weight was 57 pounds! Almost a 50-pound weight gain.
Flora Bear was also released on April 11th. She had come to ABR in November, when she weighed just 10 pounds.
Flora Bear was ready to be released back into the wild!
Flora’s exam showed that she was ready to return to the wild.
The next yearling to be worked up was Zellie Bear. Zellie arrived at ABR in December 2015.
Unfortunately, just after that photo was taken, the camera stopped working. We don’t have a good photo record of her workup, nor of the yearling who came after her on April 11th. The workups follow the same procedure, so you can imagine the rest.
The next yearling to be prepared for release was Chestnut Bear. She came to ABR in November 2015 and weighed 19 pounds. She’d been orphaned due to a traffic accident.
The following photos of Chestnut show her growth during her stay at ABR. Unfortunately we don’t have a photo record of her workup and preparation for release.
The final photo of Chestnut is fitting, we think – Goodbye, Chestnut Bear!
We will share more releases and some other news in our next post. As always, we hope for long, happy and free lives for all of our released yearlings