Black Bear cub #17-1180 Results

A necropsy on Black Bear cub #17-1180, conducted by an outside laboratory, confirmed that the cub had cerebellar hypoplasia, a neurological condition in which the part of the brain that coordinates muscular activity is smaller than usual or not completely developed. This explains the consistent neurologic symptoms the Wildlife Center staff noted. This issue can be congenital or viral; in this bear’s case, results did not indicate which caused the condition.