Black Bear #18-2926 update

Black Bear #18-2926 has been doing well in the Center’s Black Bear Pen since the discovery of her tooth root abscess; the rehabilitation team have been feeding the bear a mostly soft diet, and have also gotten creative with a variety of edible “treats” that hide antibiotic pills. The Center is working with a local small-animal veterinary clinic to perform the surgery in late April or early May; this will allow the bear time to receive a full course of antibiotics prior to the procedure.

Now that the other Black Bears of 2018 have been released, bear #18-2926 will be moved to the Large Mammal Isolation enclosure later this week.