As you may recall, ABR has chosen January 22 as the “official birthday” of all of the bear cubs and yearlings that come to us for care.  This means that our current resident, the injured yearling #267, April Bear, is now fifteen months old!  We have a photo taken by Curator David, who peeked around the corner of the Red Roof Recovery Center to snap this picture while April was outside in her outdoor pen.  The bald patch on her face that was the result of mites according to the UT vets is improving and April is becoming more active.  Soon she will be in a larger Acclimation Pen without the lowered ceiling to restrict her climbing.


April Bear is healing and getting stronger.

Happy Birthday, April Bear, and happy birthday to all of our former residents in the wild!