August 27, 2018

The veterinary team has been carefully assessing Bald Eagle #18-1139 during the past week, including monitoring the bird’s behavior on Critter Cam. The eagle is often perched on the very highest perches in the enclosure and has no issues flying down to low perches for food, and returning to the high perches.

The test results for the aspergillosis panel have not yet returned. The team will wait for test results and will continue monitoring, but so far, no unusual behavior has been seen.

August 23, 2018

The Black Bear cubs of 2018 were successfully moved to the Bear Complex on Thursday, August 23!

Dr. Peach sedated the bears so that she could draw blood for the final week of her mange medication study. All of the bears are in excellent shape, and are quite large! The bears were weighed before the move:

August 22, 2018

Black Bear #18-1952 was sedated and anesthetized for a six-week follow-up examination today. Dr. Peach was thrilled to find that the bear had grown in a significant amount of hair – the difference between admission and today is striking!

August 20, 2018

During the past five days, Bald Eaglet #18-1139 has not been flying well in the A3 flight pen. It’s been difficult for the staff to fully evaluate, as the eaglet is also extremely stubborn, but the staff became concerned last week when the young bird flew into a perch.

August 17, 2018

On August 17, Dr. Peach darted and anesthetized Black Bear #18-2293 for a follow-up examination. It’s been two weeks since the rehab staff provided the bear with her oral medication for treating mange.  The staff served the bear the meds in a small dish of food initially, but the bear knocked the bowl upside down, and the staff was unsure if the medication and food had been consumed.