Black Bear #18-2293 update

On October 25, Dr. Peach and rehabilitator Brie anesthetized Black Bear #18-2293 for a re-check examination. Although the bear is consistently eating most of her meals (aside from some of her vegetables), her weight and body condition were roughly the same as they were during last month’s exam. The rehabilitation staff will increase her food to help her gain additional weight in the coming months.

Dr. Peach said that the bear’s coat was in great condition, and skin scrapings revealed no signs of skin mites. Blood work was also within normal limits.