Her name has been chosen!

The votes are in! One our new bears will be named ‘Oatmeal’! Thank you to the makers of the card game “Bears vs Babies” – they are making a generous $10,000 donation to help with the care of the animals and they asked their Kickstarter community to vote on a name. Please join us in[…]

We are a 2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit!

Thanks to all of your outstanding reviews, we are a Top-Rated Nonprofit again this year on GreatNonProfits.org We couldn’t have done it without you! Keep the reviews coming and help spread the word about the sanctuary to help us continue our expansion.

Black bear, Elizabeth Rose

Florida Bear Hunt – orphaned cubs?

What will happen to the orphan cubs who lost their mothers during the recent black bear hunt in Florida? Many people have been calling with this question. Here are some answers that may make you feel a little bit better… YES, our facility is licensed to rehabilitate black bear cubs, but we can only take cubs[…]

Bear Freedom Project 2015 update

The cub made a few steps toward a tree then just stopped, crouched and cried. He knew he wasn’t strong enough to escape. This was the beginning of our black bear rehabilitation/release project – with an endangered Louisiana black bear. We named the little guy “Avonaco”, a Native American Cheyenne name meaning “lean bear.” He[…]