Appalachian Bear Rescue has arbitrarily selected January 22nd as the birthdays of all bears and cubs who come to the facility.  This date is roughly the midpoint of possible birth dates since bear cubs are born between early January and early February.  So in honor of their monthly anniversaries, we offer photos of all five of our current residents.

The bear cubs are now five months old!

Rollo - Otto

Rollo and Otto Bear are inseparable. Both are growing.

As for the yearlings – they are now seventeen months old.


Dani Bear, the lone female, is looking good.


Summitt Bear is becoming more handsome each day.


Hawkins, recovering from his injuries, is making slow but steady progress.

All told, things are going well for the bears at ABR.  We hope they continue to thrive until time for each of them to be released back into the wild.