On May 13, three more Black Bear cubs arrived at the Wildlife Center of Virginia! The cubs were found in Luray on May 12; the finder heard the cubs crying in a field behind a house. The bears were gathered and placed in a box for the night outside to see if the mother bear would come back for them, but sadly there was no sign of the sow by the next morning. DGIF instructed the finder to bring the cubs to the Wildlife Center.
Dr. Karra examined the cubs and found that they were bright, alert, and vocal. They were also dehydrated and in poor body condition, indicating that it was likely that they were true orphans. No injuries were found. The bears were ear-tagged for identification purposes and placed in a Zinger crate together. The newest bears include:
#20-0967 (female): Right Pink/ Left yellow - 1.19 kg
#20-0966 (male): Right white/Left yellow - 1.04 kg
#20-0965 (male): Right green/Left white - 1.05 kg
On May 15, the three cubs will be introduced to the 14 other cubs in the Center's Large Mammal enclosure. Watch for them on the Center's Critter Cam!
We currently have 17 Black Bear cubs at the Wildlife Center of Virginia -- the most we've ever had at this point in the season. Your donation will help provide care for them until April 2021. Thank you!