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ABR Video Update-April 12, 2015-Bonnie Blue and Ridgeway-Play to GrowThe cubs are doing well, and slept through the night. They were tired out from wrestling and playing all day, and as Curator Janet reports, they’re gaining weight! We hope you enjoy this short video (it will be posted on our Youtube Channel later). Thank you for helping us help them.http://www.appalachianbearrescue.org/donations.htmCurator Janet reports:“4 oz. x 2 bowls of FVN formula. 2 bowls fresh water. Both bowls of formula left at previous feeding had been consumed.Cubs weighed prior to feeding: Bonnie Blue weighed 1.885 kg. (4 lbs. 2 oz) Ridgeway weighed 2.125 kg. (4 lbs. 11 oz.).Cubs were soundly sleeping when curator entered nursery and did not wake up. Cubs did not stir while curator swept, mopped, and cleaned the nursery and pan underneath the pen. Bonnie Blue woke up when curator closed the divider and cleaned the left side of the pen. She stood up on the divider and blew at the curator. Fresh formula was placed. Both cubs were weighed prior to feeding. Cubs began wrestling as curator was leaving nursery.”

Posted by Appalachian Bear Rescue on Sunday, April 12, 2015
Bonnie Blue and Ridgeway, the two bear cubs rescued by the Appalachian Bear Rescue. Photo courtesy ABR Bonnie Blue and Ridgeway, the two bear cubs rescued by the Appalachian Bear Rescue. Photo courtesy ABR

By MELANIE TUCKER, The Daily Times

TOWNSEND, TN (AP) - Two tiny cubs weighing less than 4 pounds each are the first 2015 inhabitants at Appalachian Bear Rescue in Townsend.

ABR is a nonprofit that takes in injured or orphaned black bear cubs, nurses them back to health and then releases them back into the wild with minimal human contact along the way.

Dana Dodd is president of ABR's board of directors. Dodd said the bears were rescued from the side of the road along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.

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They have been named Bonnie Blue and Ridgeway.

The bears are No. 202 and 203 that have been cared for at this rehabilitation facility that has been in existence since 1996 when it took in its first bear.

 

Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.thedailytimes.com

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