Black Bear cubs of 2017 update

The 10 Black Bear cubs have been doing well in the Center’s Black Bear Complex; the wildlife rehabilitators have been offering extra food since the bears are in “hyperphagia” – that is, the cubs are eating more during this fall season to put on some winter weight!

 

 

Last week, the bears were moved to yard #2 in the complex so that some repairs could be made in yard #1; this work should be done this week, and wildlife rehabilitator Brie anticipates opening the connecting gate between yard #1 and yard #2 on November 1.

The rehab externs are busily preparing some Halloween-themed enrichment this week; the bears have a pumpkin with their names on it waiting in the animal kitchen!