Black Bear cubs of 2019 update

Black Bear cub Orange Tag has been recovering from his forehead laceration; wildlife rehabilitator Shannon noted that the wound looked a little open over the weekend, though it appears as though it was a small area and no additional sutures were needed. Dr. Karra carefully applied a topical ointment to prevent flystrike.

Fortunately, as of this morning, Orange Tag weighs more than 3.0 kg – and can be moved into the Large Mammal Isolation enclosure with the two female bears! The rehab staff will make the introductions at the afternoon/evening feeding. While the female bears are suited to eat just once a day, Orange Tag needs twice a day feedings until he reaches 5.0 kg, therefore everyone will likely share in the twice-a-day feedings.