Spanky and Tasha - UPDATE March 16, 2021


Three days ago, Spanky gave the best demonstration I’ve ever seen of how bears remove old foot pads to let new ones harden for their months of activity. This 2 minutes and 38 second video is at It is something this den with its good visibility is revealing. Although it is a little early to be up and about in this part of the country, Spanky is walking on his new foot pads.

At the Bear Center yesterday, "Taught by Bears" set to music this 6½-minute video of Tasha on a rock being a ‘Rock Star.’ Tasha, who is ready to roam, was patiently surveying the snow that is slowly melting with temperatures now a little cooler. Today’s high was 42°F.

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Out the window at the Wildlife Research Institute, visits by birds, red squirrels, and Spot the mink made this a usual day.

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