Herbie, RC and Yearlings - UPDATE May 8, 2019

Sheryl Erickson sent me this picture of Fern and Herbie back on April 11, 2012 when they were less than 3 months old. You saw Herbie as he is now in last night’s update. I didn’t get a weight on him.Fern & Herbie 4-11-12 by S. EricksonFern & Herbie 4-11-12 by S. Erickson

RC and her 3 Yearlings paid a visit as it snowed this evening. You can see the snow on her back and that it is not melting with all the insulating fur between it and her body. The picture on the scale is before the snow started. She weighed only 221, down 9 pounds from the 230 of a week ago. I don’t know of anyone who has seen her in the interim. I suspect she hasn’t been eating much with the unusually cool temperatures that have delayed green-up.

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Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center