Little bear just missed the hurricane!

Meet Gabby! She is an orphaned wild Louisiana black bear cub. She and her mother were both underweight, and then her mother was hit by a car. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries called us on Sunday with a request for assistance. We picked her up today to get her out of the area[…]

Greta, orphaned bear cub

Our newest arrival

Meet Greta – our newest orphaned bear cub We received a call from Florida Fish & Wildlife last night, asking if we had room for her. This cub’s mother was hit by a car and she was still attempting to nurse as her mother’s body was collected from the roadside. She arrived this morning. This[…]

As 2016 draws to a close…

As 2016 draws to a close, Forest Animal Rescue enters its 19th year of operation. Together we have achieved a great deal, and YOU have contributed mightily to our many accomplishments. Here are a few highlights: We have rescued hundreds of wild animals with nowhere else to go, providing them with a safe and nourishing[…]

Decorated tree

Vote for our tree in the People’s Choice Awards

November 26 – December 3, 2016 4:00pm-8:00pm each evening at the Grand Oaks Visit event page for more details Vote for our tree (#20 in the People’s Choice Awards) to help the animals What’s on our Tree? $6,773 in value! It includes an african Safari for two and more! Zulu Nyala, South Africa $5,950 6[…]

Bob Barker makes a $100,000 gift to help Forest Animal Rescue

Forest Animal Rescue will start immediate construction of our Bob Barker Animal Care Building, thanks to a generous $100,000 grant from the former game show host himself!   The building is a $250,000 project and this gift will start the ball rolling to construct a building that will ensure continuing high standards of veterinary and[…]

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[…]