Bear Pool Cleaning next month

We’ll be cleaning the bear pools the beginning of June. A little later than usual, but with the new wolf pups living next door we’re trying to be as quiet as possible until they are older and more established. I came across these two videos of what the bears do when we let them back in the yard after pool cleaning. In the first video, Yona pulls out the pool drain cover (this is what happens when you let themRead more

Virginia and Mimi called out?

I walked in to work the end of the day Saturday to prep for the coming storm and was greeted by this note on the board:   Some might be saying what do you mean two of our four bears called out for the day??   No worries, the bears are here, but two of our volunteers were unable to make it in today 🙁Read more

Studying Aggressive Behavior in Mimi Bear!

Earlier this year, around May/June we noticed that Mimi (one of our Black Bears) was displaying aggressive behavior towards the keepers. When we would open up the bear house at closing she would charge at us, sometimes huff or spit or pace the fence line. While this behavior isn’t completely atypical for Mimi it seemed to come out of no where and with an increase in frequency. We already knew it didn’t matter which keeper was opening the house as sheRead more

Christmas 2016

So, I arrive this Christmas without any issues at all- waking before my alarm and remembering to pack some food. The Keepers have left me some notes: Compared to Christmas 2015, there are a few primary differences I notice right off the bat: I am using a smart phone this year to take pictures… no more flip phone for me. I set the logbooks up on the Vet Room table rather than the counter- apparently sitting is a desire thisRead more