Black Bear Cub #21-0545 Update

During the past week, the veterinary and rehabilitation staff have continued to monitor Black Bear Cub #21-0545's behavior and paw wounds. Rehabilitation intern Ben again noted that the pacing appears to be happening less, likely a result of the continued medication and a high amount of activity and stimulation within in the enclosure that keeps the cub occupied. 

The bandages on the cub's paws -- which were previously applied by Dr. Karra -- were almost immediately removed by the cub and her playmates, and some bleeding was noted over the weekend. While there remain specific wounds on each paw that the staff are keeping an eye on, Ben noted that the overall appearance and healing of the paws seem to be improving.