Black Bear cub #21-0705

Admission Date: 
April 26, 2021
Location of Rescue: 
Grayson County, Virginia
Cause of Admission / Condition: 
Separated from mother
Patient Status: 
Current Patient

On April 26, the Wildlife Center admitted another Black Bear cub, bringing the current 2021 cub tally to three. The newest female cub was found in a tree in Grayson County, Virginia. The bear was in the tree for several days; no sow was seen in the area. 

Dr. Cameron, one of the Center's veterinary interns, examined the cub when she arrived and found that she was quiet, alert, and responsive and was in thin body condition. No wounds were noted on the exam; once the cub was sedated for radiographs, Dr. Cam found that one of the cub's upper baby teeth was fractured, which shouldn't cause any long-term issues. The cub weighed in at 1.98 kg. 

The bear was introduced to the other two cubs and is currently being fed a specialized bear formula three times a day. 

Your donation will help provide specialized care to this Black Bear cub ... and more than 3,000 other wild patients in need that the Center will treat this year. 

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