We have been saying that the yearling bears would be released soon.  On August 3rd, Dani Bear (#262) left ABR for the wild life she was meant to live.  We look back at her time at the ABR facility.  In our next post we will show her workup for the release.

Dani

Here is where Dani Bear was found – by a creek in a campground.

When examined at the UT Veterinary College, she was underweight at 24.2 pounds, weak, dehydrated and infested with ticks.

Dani

She spent a few days in an Acclimation Pen at ABR.

Dani

As soon as she was released into the Wild Enclosure, she climbed a tree.

Sani

After a week, she was looking better.

Dani

She spent a lot of time in the trees. Here she is on June 16.

Dani

Dani was a very photogenic bear.

Dani

Dani’s 18-month-birthday portrait by Ken LaValley. She still had some of her winter coat.

In our next post, we will show how she was tempted into the Acclimation Pen, and what took place during her workup.  She is now running free, as she was meant to do.