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[…]