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Thursday, May 18, 2017

TWRA black bear alert
In response to numerous calls from concerned citizens regarding sightings of black bear cubs seen alone, TWRA is issuing a reminder to residents and visitors that a mother bear, otherwise known as a sow, typically gives birth to as many as four cubs while in her winter den and emerges with them in the spring. When available food is scarce and the mother might cover great distances to replenish calories lost over winter. During this time, she often places her cubs in what she perceives to be a safe location and goes in search of food. TWRA Captain Willard Perryman equates it to a human mother leaving her children with a babysitter and heading to the grocery store to get something to eat and then returning home to feed them. In a bearís case, the babysitter could be a tree in eyesight of someoneís home. TWRA has a system in place to address truly orphaned cubs through the Appalachian Bear Rescue. It is permitted by TWRA to receive and care for sick, injured, and orphaned black bear cubs brought to them by TWRA. Each case is evaluated in the best interest of the cub and then a decision is made with regard to rehabilitation. No one other than TWRA or the National Park Service is allowed to catch or deliver a cub to the agency. TWRA should only be contacted if the mother bear is confirmed to be dead or the cub remains alone for more than 36 hours. Appalachian Bear Rescue President Dana Dodd says that like human children, bear cubs sometimes will not mind their motherís instructions to stay in one place and may wander off. She also points out that if a cub is seen alone, you should back away and give the mother a chance to return.


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