On April 28, another Black Bear cub was admitted to the Wildlife Center -- taking the current cub count up to 13! The female cub was found alone and crying in Dickenson County on April 24; a private citizen took the cub home and fed it evaporated milk throughout the weekend. On Monday, April 27, the cub was taken first to a local veterinary clinic and then transferred to Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke.
Dr. Karra examined the cub when she arrived, and found that the cub was bright and alert, and bluff-charging the front of the transport carrier. The cub was mildly dehydrated and a little thin, weighing in at 2.78 kg. No injuries or abnormalities were found on examination or radiographs. The cub was tagged as "Double Green", and recovered well from anesthesia.
The cub was placed in a Zinger crate and moved to the Large Mammal Isolation enclosure for the night; she was introduced to the other 12 cubs on April 29. Watch for her on Critter Cam #3!