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Rescued Black Bear

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND AN ABANDONED, WOUNDED, OR SICK BEAR

 

Over the past couple of years, we here at CoveBear have received numerous emails requesting information about what people should do when they find a baby bear with no mother, or find a wounded or sick bear.  Many times, people think they are looking at a cub, then realize the bear is actually a sub-adult or a small adult. 

 

Here are some things you should do if you find a bear you think may need rescuing - these are tips we have gathered from various sources.  CoveBear is not responsible for errors in information.  You can do these things, or you can skip to the last step and call someone immediately if you think you have found a sick bear:

 

1. In the case of a baby bear that appears abandoned, assume that the mother is coming back. A baby bear may have been left in that spot by its mother. 

 

2. As you are looking at the bear, quickly notice the health of the bear by its appearance and behavior - does it appear to be sick or wounded, is it limping or leaning, is it bleeding, is it aggressive or acting strangely, is it in a tree or in a ditch, is it hidden or in the open, is it not moving for long periods of time, etc.  Write down any information you have gathered about the bear, location, behavior, size, appearance, etc.

 

3. Avoid approaching or touching the bear, avoid feeding the bear, and avoid telling friends and neighbors  about the bear. A wild bear on a good day is unpredictable; a bear that is in trouble is very dangerous. 

 

4. Call an expert, after you have determined that the bear is really in trouble. Try to be available to lead the rescuer or wildlife official to the location of the bear, or else give them very good directions on where the bear was the last time you saw it.  You can call a wildlife rehabilitation center or your local resources / conservation department.

 

Bears, like people, get sick and sometimes are injured.  If they have a wound, an infection may set in; if they are sick, they may have a disease.  They may have parasites that prevent them from absorbing calories and they lose a lot of weight.  Bears sometimes fall out of trees and hurt themselves or break a leg.  Bears sometimes get into fights with other bears or with other animals such as whitetail bucks or bull moose, and may become injured.  They may get hit by a car and have internal injuries that are not visible.  You never know what may have happened.  But you may be able to help, by calling for help from people who know about bears.

 

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If you see a bear that you think may be orphaned, injured or sick, here are some rehabbers to contact in your area.  You can also always call your department of wildlife resources in your state or province.

 

 

 ALASKA, U.S.A.

 

LOCATION: STATEWIDE

ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME

Website: http://www.wildlife.alaska.gov/

Phone: (907) 267-2257 (Anchorage and south-central region)

Phone: (907) 465-4265 (Juneau / Douglas and southeast region)

Phone: (907) 459-7206  (Fairbanks and interior region)

Phone: (907) 443-2271 (Nome and northwest region)

 

 

 ALBERTA, CANADA

 

LOCATION: COCHRANE

COCHRANE ECOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

COCHRANE WILDLIFE RESERVE

Website: http://www.ceinst.org/

Phone: (403) 932-5632

 

 

 BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

 

LOCATION: SMITHERS

NORTHERN LIGHTS WILDLIFE SOCIETY

Website: www.wildlifeshelter.com

Phone: (250) 847-5101

 

LOCATION: LANGLEY

CRITTER CARE WILDLIFE SOCIETY

Website: www.crittercarewildlife.org

Phone: (604) 530-2064

 

LOCATION: BURNABY

WILDLIFE RESCUE ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Website: www.wildliferescue.ca

Phone: (604) 526-7275

 

LOCATION: VICTORIA

WILD ANIMAL REHABILITATION CENTRE

Website: www.wildarc.com

Phone: (250) 478-9453

 

LOCATION: ERRINGTON - VANCOUVER ISLAND

NORTH ISLAND WILDLIFE RECOVERY CENTRE

Website: http://niwra.org/ 

Phone: (250) 248-8534

Animal Emergency Cell Phone: (250) 248-0845

 

 

 ONTARIO, CANADA

 

LOCATION: ROSSEAU

ASPEN VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Website:  http://www.aspenvalleywildlifesanctuary.com/

Phone: (705) 732-6368

 

 

LOCATION: SPRUCEDALE

BEAR WITH US

Website: http://www.bearwithus.org/

Phone: (705) 787-6551

 

 

 CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

 

LOCATION: SOUTH LAKE TAHOE

LAKE TAHOE WILDLIFE CARE

Website: www.ltwc.org

Phone: (530) 577-2273

 

 

 COLORADO, U.S.A.

 

LOCATION: ESTES PARK

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

Website: http://www.nps.gov/romo/

Phone: (970) 586-1206

Backcountry Phone: (970) 586-1242

 

 

 IDAHO, U.S.A.

 

LOCATION: GARDEN CITY

IDAHO BLACK BEAR REHABILITATION CENTER, Garden City

Website: www.bearrehab.org

Email: info@bearrehab.org

 

 

 MAINE, U.S.A.

 

LOCATION: NEW SHARON

SECOND CHANCE WILDLIFE

Website: www.beartodream.org

Phone: (207) 778-2902

 

 

 MICHIGAN, U.S.A.

 

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Phone: (231) 788-5055

 

 

 MONTANA, U.S.A.

 

LOCATION: WEST GLACIER

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Website: http://www.nps.gov/glac/

Phone: (406) 888-7800

 

 

 NEW JERSEY, U.S.A.

 

LOCATION: CLINTON

WOODLANDS WILDLIFE REFUGE

Website: www.woodlandswildlife.org  

Phone: (908) 730-8300

 

 

 NORTH CAROLINA, U.S.A.

 

LOCATION: STATEWIDE

NORTH CAROLINA WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION

Website: http://www.ncwildlife.org/

Phone: 1-800-662-7137 or (919) 707-0040

 

LOCATION: ASHEVILLE

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA NATURE CENTER

Website: http://www.wildwnc.org/

Phone: (828) 298-5600

 

LOCATION: ASHEVILLE

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY (a national park)

Website: http://www.nps.gov/blri/

Phone: (828) 271-4779

 

 

 ONTARIO, CANADA

 

LOCATION: SPRUCEDALE

BEAR WITH US

Website: www.bearwithus.org

Phone: (705) 685-7830

 

LOCATION: ROSSEAU

ASPEN VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Website:  www.aspenvalleywildlifesanctuary.com 

Phone: (705) 732-6368

 

 

 OREGON, U.S.A.

 

LOCATION: CRATER LAKE

CRATER LAKE NATIONAL PARK

Website: http://www.nps.gov/crla/

Phone: (541) 594-3000

 

 

 PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

 

LOCATION: STATEWIDE

PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Website: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/

Phone: (717) 787-5529 (wildlife management) or (717) 783-6526 (wildlife protection)

Phone: (814) 432-3187 (northwest region) or (724) 238-9523 (southwest region)

Phone: (570) 398-4744 (north-central region) or (814) 643-1831 (south-central region)

Phone: (570) 675-1143 (northeast region) or (610) 926-3136 (southeast region)

 

 TENNESSEE, U.S.A.

 

LOCATION: STATEWIDE

TENNESSEE WILDLIFE RESOURCES AGENCY

Website: http://www.state.tn.us/twra/

Phone: (615) 781-6500 (general) or (615) 781-6610 (wildlife division)

Phone: (731) 432-5725 or toll free in state (800) 372-3928 (western region), same toll free after hours

Phone: (615) 781-6622 or toll free in state (800) 624-7406 (middle region), same toll free after hours

Phone: (931) 484-9571 or toll free in state (800) 262-6704 (cumberland plateau), same toll free after hours

Phone: (423) 587-7037 or toll free in state (800) 332-0900 (eastern region), same toll free after hours

 

LOCATION: TOWNSEND

APPALACHIAN BEAR RESCUE

Website: www.appalachianbearrescue.org

Phone: (865) 448-0143

 

LOCATION: TOWNSEND AND GATLINBURG

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

Website: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/

Phone: (865) 436-1200

Backcountry Phone: (865) 436-1297

 

 

 VIRGINIA, U.S.A.

 

LOCATION: LURAY

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK

Website: http://www.nps.gov/shen/

Phone: (540) 999-3500

Emergency: (800) 732-0911

 

 

 WYOMING, U.S.A.

 

LOCATION: NORTHWEST WYOMING

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Website: http://www.nps.gov/yell/

Phone: (307) 344-7381

 

 

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