Our last post was about the release of #266 Apollo Bear back into the wild.  In this post we will show the story of #259 Otto Bear.

Otto was the first 2017 cub admitted to ABR.  He arrived in April, weighing just 4.02 pounds at the age of 2.5 months.  At the age of 10 months Otto’s weight was 104 pounds!  He gained enough weight to easily sustain him through the winter.

Coy - David - Otto

Curators Coy and David lift a chubby Otto Bear onto the scale.

Otto

They were pleased with the weight gain.

Otto

Too small to receive his ear tags on arrival, Otto gets the tags now.

Otto

Otto has a thick, healthy fur coat. All three cubs have good coats.

Otto

His eyes are covered to prevent drying out.

Otto - paw

Curator Tom takes Otto’s paw print.

Otto

Otto is loaded onto the truck for his ride home.

Otto

The truck arrives at the release site. The gate is lifted.

Otto

Otto is ready! He jumps off of the truck.

Otto

Otto Bear found a tree to climb right away.

Cub #259 Otto Bear is back in the wild where he belongs!  We hope he has a long and happy life and continues to thrive.