It was a good day getting together with Scott and seeing things coming to fruition on the fence, new enclosures, and more. One of the things we talked about was the big pen that we had planned for Ted so he could be seen from the viewing deck but now intended for a cub someday if we can find one. I’m keeping my ears open but haven’t heard of a suitable one yet. All of our bears are rescue bears that had no alternative to life in captivity that we could provide the best life possible. We wouldn’t accept a bear that could have had a life in the wild. Here is an 8-minute video of Scott being his fun self as he tells what is happening with me https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=125890680490705 .
At the WRI, 5-year-old Andrew made an appearance. He is the brother of Adam who has been coming lately. I didn’t get a picture of Andrew, so the best I could do is this picture of him back when he was two about this same time of year (May 6, 2020), marking a telephone pole as an indication he was staying around, which he did. He, like Adam, is Shadow’s great great grandson (Shadow, Blackheart, Dot, Vanna, Andrew).
Bears are making this an exciting time of year when they come back and show us they have made it another year. .
Thank you for making the fence possible.
Thank you for all you do,
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center