Four Month Old Black Bear cubs – playtime before breakfast

I thought it would be nice to start this day with a light-hearted post.

Rollo Bear & Otto Bear are two four month old orphaned Black Bear cubs currently residing at the Appalachian Bear Rescue in Townsend, TN. Later this year, when Rollo & Otto get big and strong, they will be released back into the wild.

Here is a photo of Rollo Bear & Otto Bear enjoying some playtime before eating their breakfast.

Rollo Bear & Otto Bear

I previously featured Appalachian Bear Rescue in a post on the rescue of Noli Bear from the Nolichucky River in September 2015.

Noli Bear during rescue

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Memorial donation to the Appalachian Bear Rescue for Miss Divinity

A Memorial donation to the Appalachian Bear Rescue was made for what would have been Miss Divinity’s 17th birthday. Until now, I’ve only made memorial donations to senior dog rescues, but there was a rescue of a stranded little lady in Tennessee that caught my attention.

I’ve been following the Appalachian Bear Rescue since the summer of 2015 when I read the story of Noli Bear’s rescue by a raft guide on the Nolichucky River. The rescue of Noli Bear was published in newspapers and featured on TV broadcasts worldwide. Shortly after Noli was rescued, the Appalachian Bear Rescue began receiving emails from people living in Finland to New Zealand who had read, or heard about Noli Bear.

To read about Noli’s rescue, and watch a wonderful video about Noli, click the following link: A different kind of Rescue

Noli Bear during rescue

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A different kind of Rescue

In early July, I read the heart-warming story of Noli Bear who had been rescued by raft guide Danny Allen from the Nolichucky River, in Tennessee.

Noli Bear during rescue

Noli Bear during rescue

 

After her rescue, Noli was taken to the Appalachian Bear Rescue where she will recover, and then be returned to the wild.

The UK Daily Mail has a nice article on Noli Bear.

The five-month-old, 14lb, American black bear was seen struggling on the bank of Nolichucky River near Erwin, Tennessee, for four days. It appeared she had been abandoned by her mom and had become malnourished. After becoming more comfortable with human contact, she jumped into the raft of river guide Danny Allen of High Mountain Expeditions.

Noli Bear and her rescuer, Danny Allen

Noli Bear and her rescuer, Danny Allen

 

Since Noli‘s rescue, I’ve been following her progress, and people from Finland to New Zealand have left comments on Appalachian Bear Rescues sites as they check in to get the latest update on the internationally famous “Cub on a Raft.”

Noli Bear taking a nap after her rescue

Noli Bear taking a nap after her rescue

 

 

UPDATE:

Noli Bear was released back into the wild on November 9, 2015.

Noli weighed 14.5 pounds at the time of her rescue on July 9, 2015. Noli was weighed again the day of her release and she weighed 78 pounds!

Live a long and happy life, Noli!

Noli Bear on November 8, 2015, one day before her release back into the wild

Noli Bear on November 8, 2015, one day before her release back into the wild