tiny cub

Boston Bear

Last evening (April 23) TWRA officers brought a fourth orphaned cub to ABR. He is very tiny – almost as small as the Three Little Bears were when they arrived last month. Boston Bear weighs just 3.5 pounds and shows signs of dehydration. In fact, he was found by a water faucet in a residential yard. After consulting with the UT veterinarian, Curator Coy is monitoring him closely and giving Pedialyte to help him regain fluids and electrolytes. In another day, he will try to give little Boston formula. Boston Bear is in the Cub Nursery, in the carrier that Bennie, Jerry, and Carrie recently vacated.

Cub with stuffed bear

A stuffed bear buddy

Since he is too small to be introduced to Bennie, Jerry, and Carrie, Boston has a stuffed panda bear for company.

cub lies on stuffed bear

Nap time