Dawn L. Brown DBA A Bears Second Chance 90 Mountain Road New sharon Maine 04955

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Bear cubs can swim great!

         I now have 5 acres fenced in :o)

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Cub room on right-monitor camera in place for early development behavior

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     Female cub above "trompsing through trees"

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Bear yearling from 2002 I received In need of rehabilitation -He was found In a bay smashing up against the rocks; he had to eventually be euthanized;it was a sad day,he seemed to have had neurological problems,and oods are there was nothing i could have done in this case anyway.
After a necropsy was done we found out he had a tumor.Rehabilitation and prompt decision making can be tough! I probably should have not kept him as long as I did - I have learned much over the years, and  time has given me insight,but none the less even with keen observation with no delay can sadly have sad results. overall with the 49 bears I have had over the years - I certainly have had extremely good statistics on average.
   

                     

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Picture above:
Two female cubs foraging on maple leaves&(keys-seedpods)

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Cubs really like climbing this ash tree;the rough solid bark helps make the task a bit easier.


This male cub/yearling I rehabilitated  below was a past resident ;Once  released the end of may 2004 ;We only caught a glimpse of him when he ran into the forest,It was a wonderful sight! We released the yearling with Wildlife biologist Mark Caron.    

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My 3 acre bear pen - I feel truly Blessed!! Now I have an additional 2 acres = 5acres!:o) I greatly appreciate my husband Michaels help with the construction! We worked really hard - many do not understand the the upkeep...

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My Bear building has -multiple sliding doors for den (but i now prefer to let bears den up naturally if i can at possible = I also allow the cubs/yearlings to den on their own within my 5 acre natural habitat facility.
 

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          Cub/yearling climbing high

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Yearling foraging on beech nuts and acorns.

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        A favorite food for bears
   "Maple keys-wings/seed pods"
 

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This pen provides a variety of good habitat,but I still gather natural food and monitor bears under my care closely

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Bears love wild rasberries!