October 26, 2018

On October 25, Black Bear cub #18-2926 was shifted from a zinger crate to the connecting chute in the Large Mammal Isolation enclosure. Rehabilitation staff report that the cub is eating well and able to move around the limited space, but she does not appear to be placing full weight on her recently-repaired right forelimb.

The cub will remain in the connecting chute of the Large Mammal Isolation enclosure for another six to eight weeks while staff continue to monitor the bear’s progress.

October 26, 2018

On October 25, Dr. Peach and rehabilitator Brie anesthetized Black Bear #18-2293 for a re-check examination. Although the bear is consistently eating most of her meals (aside from some of her vegetables), her weight and body condition were roughly the same as they were during last month’s exam. The rehabilitation staff will increase her food to help her gain additional weight in the coming months.

October 26, 2018

Great Horned Owl #18-2502 has continued to do well during daily exercise, and the staff report that the owl flies silently in the larger space – as expected. By October 25, the owl successfully passed five nights of live-prey testing. If final blood work is within normal limits, the owl will  be released within the next several days.

October 26, 2018

During the past ten days, Bald Eagle #18-2865’s appetite improved and the eagle is now consistently most of the offered food.

Although the bird is still “knuckling” its left foot, the wound on the right leg is healing well. The staff feel that it’s time to begin exercising the bird regularly.

Within the next several days, the rehabilitation staff will move the eagle into a longer, larger flight pen [A-pen] to begin flight conditioning.

October 22, 2018

Black Bear cub #18-2921 is doing well in the Center’s Large Mammal Isolation enclosure – and he has a new neighbor! Following her surgery on Friday, cub #18-2926 was moved into the connecting chute of the enclosure. Cub #18-2921 is in the left half of the enclosure [a larger space]; the two bears can smell and see each other, but won’t be able to have direct access since the female cub is being cage-rested.

Cub #18-2921 has been eating well despite his “headgear” that is stabilizing his fractured jaw.