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Post by Bisky on Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:00 pm

http://wildlifecenter.org/critter-corner/critter-cam-landing

If any of you want to waste a lot of time sitting at a computer looking at baby bears, here is the site for you!  Six orphaned black bears are at the Wildlife Center now.  They can be currently seen on Cameras 2 and 3 at the link above.  They are still pretty little wandering around in a large area, so they are not always easy for the cameras to find.

They are all males, and all came in separately so they are not brothers.  People have found them abandoned, lost, or orphaned and called the Wildlife Center where they will have a chance to grow up and learn to be bears before being released back into the wild in the fall.  They started out together in a small building where their progress could be monitored easily.  They started out having to be bottle fed, and then progressed to eating a soft "mush" mixture out of bowls.  They are finally eating "bear food" -- vegetables, fruits, nuts, bugs, etc. so they were moved on Sunday morning to one of the outdoor wooded areas that is fenced in so they can still be monitored.

This is a video of when they were still in the building:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-HY0UcznEw

You can see that the Center tries to give them as much learning and enrichment as possible, like they would be learning from their moms in the wild.

Moving day:  http://wildlifecenter.org/critter-corner/patient-updates/black-bear-cubs-2015-update-moving-day-success

First stop -- the trees!

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Re: Wildlife Center of Virginia Webcams

Post by ergee on Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:05 pm

Thank you so much Bisky!  So interesting...I looked much
longer than I planned...no problem, time enough.
The many interesting things they tell about black bears are
news that we seldom hear...we are not a bear country... Wink
Have you seen the interesting pictures Ricky posted from
the Austrian mountains and animals?
And did you see the young white tail deer in your garden again?
Have a nice evening,

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Post by Bisky on Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:43 am

I gave fair warning how addictive they can be. whistle I spent most of Sunday afternoon watching them explore their new temporary home.

We have not seen the little fawn since that first afternoon it appeared in the grass. When it walked off on its own, it was headed to the area of our property that is thick with tall grass and quite a few trees, so I suspect that are many deer that pass through that we never see. In fact, the other morning I was driving past and saw a female turkey with a groupd of little ones heading in the same direction. I really need to set up my trail camera to get an idea of what is happening back there.

Yes, I have been enjoying Ricky's wonderful pictures and stories. Extra incentive to take some pictures, too (of course, without the wonderful mountain terrain in the background.)
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Post by garina do mar on Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:47 pm

They are so cute! Thanks Bisky
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We have not seen the little fawn since that first afternoon it appeared in the grass.  When it walked off on its own, it was headed to the area of our property that is thick with tall grass and quite a few trees, so I suspect that are many deer that pass through that we never see.  In fact, the other morning I was driving past and saw a female turkey with a groupd of little ones heading in the same direction.  I really need to set up my trail camera to get an idea of what is happening back there.
nod that would be lovely

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Post by Bisky on Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:11 am

More pictures of the bears' moving day on Sunday. Too cute not to share. I love you

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildlifecenterva/sets/72157654653472055
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Post by Bisky on Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:01 pm

lol! Yes, that is my favorite picture, too!  It is the little guy with the yellow ear tag.

 
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Post by Bisky on Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:28 pm

Where did the bears sleep last night?



An hour later, three have gotten down to forage for breakfast; but three are still dozing.  I love yellow tag's cute little foot
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Post by garina do mar on Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:02 pm

So cute... They are really adictive

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Post by Bisky on Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:49 pm

Two weeks have gone by since the young bears were moved outdoors -- and they are still napping as a group in the same tree!
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Post by garina do mar on Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:25 pm

They are really cute. And probably a bit lost so they share company

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Post by Bisky on Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:06 pm

Well, the group of 7 bears in the pictures above are now yearlings and ready to be off on their own.  They were released back into the wild in groups of 2 or 3 bears at forest areas in different parts of the state of Virginia.

This video is a review of the year from when they started out together as orphaned bears from all different locations until they got their freedom this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k32gTZkqnI8

Here is the release of two of them on Wednesday.  cheers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgsMD6Rm4yM

There is already one orphaned baby bear that was rescued over the weekend and is being bottle fed -- so it will all begin again as more little ones are brought in for help. cheers
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Post by garina do mar on Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:13 pm

It's a wonderful job they do
Thank you for the news Bisky

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