Lucky—Part 2 – UPDATE December 12, 2012
Is it true that this is the last date for nearly a century that the day, month, and year (12-12-12) can be the same number? It seems like the update should be special to celebrate. But it’s going to be brief as we continue to gather details, pictures, and videos about Lucky’s beginnings. So for part 2, we are still in Lucky’s first month at the Bear Center.
Meanwhile, here are two videos taken by Donna Andrews from Lucky’s first month with us.
The first shows him during his first week at the Bear Center in his kennel cage playing with a head of broccoli http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pInzZUEHXM8.
We wish we had photos of everyone who helped raise Lucky, giving him bottles, comfort, and play. Sharon Herrell, Donna Andrews, Sharon Johnson, and Judy McClure filled in at times, as did other staff and volunteers like Jean’s son Joel and 2 students Andrew and Nick. Lucky was the center of attention for visitors, especially kids, and Lynn used the microphone to answer questions about Lucky. Jean was the stalwart who did most of the feedings, day and night, but she was happy to share the joy, if for no other reason than to see the looks on their faces (see Donna Andrews and Judy McClure). Another reason for sharing the joy was to let Lucky become familiar with as many people as possible, especially people Lucky might interact with for years to come.
Thank you for all you do.
—Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center