You may be saying to yourself – “seven yearlings?  I thought there were eight.”  And you’d be right.  There are eight yearlings at ABR since Wily (Bear #253) arrived earlier in the month.  But when Ken LaValley, our photographer of record, came by to take these portraits, Wily was not cooperating.  He had just been released into the Wild Enclosure where Tiny Tim is living and he did not show himself.  Ken did take portraits of the other yearlings and Finnegan, our cub.  It was the time of month that we consider to be the bears’ birthdays, since it falls in the middle of the period when bear cubs are born – from mid-January to mid-February.

Here is Finnegan’s Three-Month-Old portrait.

Finnegan

Finnegan is Three Months Old!

Following are the Fifteen-Month portraits of all the yearlings with the exception of Wily.

Milo

Milo Bear is Fifteen Months Old!

Pumpkin

Pumpkin Bear is Fifteen Months Old!

Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim Bear is Fifteen Months Old!

Alonzo

Alonzo Bear is Fifteen Months Old!

Bailey

Bailey Bear is Fifteen Months Old!

Julius

Julius Bear is Fifteen Months Old!

Skipper

Skipper Bear is Fifteen Months Old!

All of these bears are thriving and the yearlings are ready for release very soon.  Even Skipper, who was so very tiny and malnourished, has made such progress that he will be ready for release.