Black Bear yearling #18-2569 update

Black Bear yearling #18-2569 was sedated and anesthetized on Thursday, September 6 for a follow-up physical exam and blood work. Dr. Peach found that the wound on the bear’s face was healing well; blood work showed signs of improvement. The bear gained 1.2 kg since his admission and appears to be eating and walking normally in the Center’s Large Mammal Isolation enclosure.

At this point, Dr. Peach does not anticipate any issues that will prevent the yearling’s release; the bear just needs to fully heal from the wound on his upper jaw, and needs to gain more weight.