Ambassador Bears - UPDATE September 9, 2017

Lucky and Holly have side by side cement bunkers. Lucky has the big one that he and Holly shared last winter. LuckyLuckyBoth raked straw in as if getting ready for winter. Tasha wanted to join Holly but retreated when Lucky rushed the fence at her. She then watched from outside the bunker pen.

HollyHollyHolly and Lucky readily climb the Pat Tree for the food delivered to the crown by the pully platform. Tasha doesn’t seem to dare to climb the tree. I heard she was nipped in the foot by Holly when she did it earlier. We are installing a second such tree soon and will let Tasha out before Holly or Lucky are out to give her a chance to climb the trees without worry.

We send prayers for the Lily Fans and bears in Florida.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center