Today we have photos of our most recent ABR residents, the cub Finnegan Bear and the newest yearling, Wily Bear.  Ken LaValley, our photographer of record, took a “portrait” of Finnegan that shows how much the little cub has grown in his six weeks with us.

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Finnegan Bear at three months of age, a portrait.

Just for comparison, here is a photo that was taken by one of the curators.

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Finnegan Bear in the Cub House.

Here is Ken, taking a photo from a great distance, using his mighty camera!  He uses a 600mm lens to take the portraits of the bears.

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Ken LaValley with his professional camera.

Another comparison – here is a side-by-side view of Ken’s camera and the one the curators use.

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Camera comparison. We think the curators do very well with their unit.

Finally, a photo of the elusive Wily Bear, who hides on the platform in his Acclimation Pen to avoid the human curators.

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Wily Bear in his Acclimation Pen.

Wily will be able for release into a Wild Enclosure as soon as he has finished his meds.  He is doing well.