Celebrating Number 82 with Tasha and Ted - UPDATE April 9, 2021

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To celebrate my 82nd birthday, my daughter Kate came over from Michigan and shared a visit with Tasha and Ted at the Bear Center.

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20210409 TedTedTasha was busy investigating something in her bedding in the rock den when we arrived. Then she noticed us in the window of the Bear Center. She got up, looked at us, yawned, and came to the window to say “Hi” or “Happy Birthday.” At the window, she left a signature paw print accented with a nose rub angling down through it.

We then HAD to visit Ted. Sweet Ted greeted us with his gentle grunts and tongue clicks as he immediately got up and came over. He was glad to see us even though we had no treats for him. I don’t know who liked seeing him more—Kate or me. Fun. I hope Ted lasts many more years, and I believe he would hope the same for me if he thought about it.

Thank you for the many birthday greetings you sent. Much appreciated.

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