Crackle, Spanky - UPDATE July 13, 2019

Crackle let me personally look at his head wound today, and I believe the skin is torn off, exposing his left temporalis muscle that is healing to an extent. Crackle was his same old self.CrackleCrackle

SpankySpankySpanky, the 4-year-old special needs bear, showed up yesterday. Spanky is Shadow’s last cub, born when she was 28, making her the oldest black bear on record to produce a cub. In the picture, a claw on his left front foot is twisted. His mouth and tongue don’t work right. He has trouble ingesting food and some of it drops out as he chews. His manner is odd and he is slow to learn. He is very small for being 4. We haven’t yet gotten a weight on him. Hopefully we can the next time he visits the WRI.

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

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