One of the smallest new arrivals

Two big bears

 It is very hard to believe that these cubs are all the same age.  The photo of the 2 big bears sitting amid a bounty of acorns and apples shows the results of several months of care and feeding at ABR.  These two will be released back into the wild in mid-December.   The photo of the tiny, ragged cub in the tree of the smaller pen shows the results of months of deprivation as he followed his mother and foraged for nonexistent natural foods.  “Rupert,” as he has been named, is malnourished and plagued by parasites.  But fortunately for him, he will recover as good food and medicine are offered at ABR.  In a few months, Rupert will be ready for his second chance at a life in the wild.