Black Bears of 2020: Final Releases Scheduled!

During this past weekend, the rehabilitation team was able to successfully trap and move two Black Bears from the Complex into the Large Mammal Isolation enclosure, to prepare the bears for release. Orange/Yellow Tags and Red Tag were successfully moved; Yellow/Pink Tags remained elusive and appeared not to show an overwhelming interest in the baited live trap. The team said the bear was seen several times just lounging in the bear yard, sunning herself on a pile of rocks. Finally, on Tuesday, May 4, she was trapped and moved. 

The rehabilitation team called the Department of Wildlife Resources, and the last of the three bears of 2020 will be picked up for release on Thursday, May 6.