I wrote a few weeks ago about a new bear that was likely joining the Museum family. This is the most current photo of her that I have.
She was found as a 4 pound abandoned cub in February 2009. She went to Appalachian Bear Rescue with the intent of releasing her, but it never came to be. She never weaned properly and was more interested in the Curator at ABR than the other bear cubs she was being raised with.
Luckily, we have space for another bear. Yona, which means “bear” in Cherokee, should be arriving on January 15. She won’t go into the bear exhibit until after a quarantine period, but we’ll post photos of her on the Blog so you can get sneak peaks of her. I was sent this photo of her today- this is when she arrived at ABR weighing about 4 pounds. There’s nothing like baby photos!