Dawn L. Brown DBA A Bears Second Chance | Exit Photo Zone,and return to www.beartodream.org

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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 nurological problems.After a necropsy was done we found out he had a tumor.Rehabilitation and prompt descision 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.     

                     

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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 Bear pen is from a previous grant.

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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Bear building-multiple sliding doors for den/immediate care for medical attention,getting prepared for transport.... 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!