On May 2, the wildlife veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries delivered two Black Bear cubs to the Wildlife Center. One cub, #17-0745, was a female cub from Wise County, Virginia. The history on the cub is unclear, though it was found on the weekend of April 30.
Dr. Peach, one of the Center's veterinarians, examined the cub when she arrived. The cub was dehydrated and thin. Radiographs and blood work were performed; results were within normal limits. The cub weighed 1.39 kg. Dr. Peach placed a pink identification tag in the cub's right ear.
Wildlife rehabilitator Brie will begin bottle-feeding the bear with an oral rehydration solution; during the next day, the cub will be weaned onto bear formula.