|Here is the little guy all nestled up in his nest. Sad that he didn't make it.|
In other wildlife news today we were all a buzz about the recent arrival of our 7th bear cub, a female Black Bear cub from Oregon. The cub was captured on March 10 after she was spotted wandering around the town of Central Point, with her mother nowhere in sight. Although she appears to be over a year old, the cub has had a rough first year. She was very weak when captured, weighing in barely over 10 pounds and completely emaciated.The cub spent nine days in the care of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and was examined by a veterinarian. She had no injuries, but her blood work showed that she was suffering from severe anemia. She was fed and kept comfortable, and by the time she arrived at the wildlife center she had begun to perk up a little. She huffed and smacked her lips at them, as they transferred her from her transport carrier to one of the large bear enclosures. It was meant to be a threat display, but it was almost comical coming from such a tiny little bear everyone said.
|this picture makes her look brown but she is really almost black.|
|her exam... she was so weak that they didn't even need to drug her.|
Hopefully after a week or so of being here in an enclosure alone she can be healthy enough to join the other 6 bears that we also have at the moment. We have 3 males and 3 females that have been with us a couple for over a year now. In the wild cubs stay with their moms for the first 2 years so sometimes it takes that long until they are healthy and smart enough to be able to be released and live successfully in the wild. I hear that there is talk of maybe releasing two of the cubs in summer but I don’t know if that has been decided for sure yet.
The other things that we had going on were a few sea bird with various injuries. Nothing major and hopefully they will all be able to recover soon. They are getting tube fed every few hours and both get to have a few hours in water to swim and the rest of the time in a netted cage that's dry. I honestly didn't do very much with them except move one from the water tank to the non-water tank using a sheet and a net. Anyways that was the highlight of my day a few random birds, a whole lot of pigeons and a tiny little bear. Since its now spring everything is getting much more green and leafy, all the wild birds are out and about, it’s so pretty and chipper sounding. I love getting to be outside with it all because it’s so natural and such. It makes me really happy.
|this is the one I moved.|
|This was the other cool bird there today.|