Celebrating the Pond - UPDATE June 22, 2019

Yesterday was a super day. As the Bear Center celebrated the first day of summer by opening the pond, the bears held a bigger celebration showing their joy of being out and taking their first dip in the pond. All who watched were commenting about the obvious fun the bears were having. All the while, Bear Educator Carolyn Quick was snapping these pictures of the double fun Lucky and Holly were having together. The photos speak for themselves. Great to see.

Lucky and Holly Lucky and Holly Lucky and Holly

As an aside, Carolyn made her debut into the world of bears by walking with research bears back in 1989, breaking her ankle by stepping in a hole, and despite that she has been a devoted bear lover ever since. She also put together the first WRI website. One of the many stories of someone helping the bears—like the many of you who made the pond renovation possible, and also Moe (Patrick McKibbage) who was here to cover the event with the following videos as he so often does.

Ted's First Swim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7LvmUZrWZk
Nature Trail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzQfA5oVRNM and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZjQx-W7STc

Swimming Lucky and Holly Lucky and Holly


Lucky chillin Shaking Lucky


Lucky Lucky Lucky

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