The injured yearling bear, nicknamed April, has been at ABR for almost a week now, and is making progress toward recovery.  She has demonstrated a preference for being outside in her Acclimation Pen that is attached to the recovery center.  She has managed to tear up about 3 beds, but this could be just the natural bed preparation that bears do in the wild, as they paw leaves and sticks to make a bed.

One of the curators got a photo of April Bear while she was outside in the outdoor pen.  She is looking out with a somewhat wistful expression.  Her alopecia seems to be responding to the treatment given to her by the vets at UT.

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April Bear looks through an opening in the outdoor pen.

She enjoys her honey logs!

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April has a honey log inside and another one outside. Yum!

At the end of a busy day, April Bear sleeps on her new bed.

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April Bear on her bed, seen through the lens of the camera above.

We are glad that the little yearling is responding to treatment.  She has a good appetite and is eliminating waste properly.  These are good signs and make the curators happy.