Black Bear yearling #19-0097

Black Bear yearling #19-0097 has been doing well during the past month – the wounds on the bear’s paws have slowly been healing. By the end of February, the bear no longer needed bandages on her paws; her February skin-scraping was also negative for mange mites.

Each day, the rehabilitation staff have attempted to glimpse the bear’s paws; the bear has been eating well and walking and climbing normally around her enclosure. Today, the staff plan on attempting to live-trap the bear so that they can check her paws more closely, weigh her, and hopefully move her to the transition yard of yard #1 in the Black Bear Complex.

If all goes well, the yearling will be introduced to the other five yearlings in yard #1 this week; they’ll then be released next month.