Donation - Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail

 
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The Rescue of our Bears - In the late summer of 2013, two American Black Bear yearlings were found lounging on the porch of a home in Big Sky, Montana. A local resident had been feeding the yearlings which caused them to become very comfortable with human interaction. They were rescued by the Wildlife Center of Montana, an organization that rescues orphaned wildlife with the goal of returning them to the wild. Unfortunately, attempts to reintroduce the yearlings to their natural habitat ultimately failed because the bears were too accustomed to people. Instead of returning the yearlings to the wild, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center worked to find a home for them at a zoo. The Birmingham Zoo was excited for the opportunity to rescue them. The yearlings arrived in Birmingham in early March of 2014. They will live in a temporary exhibit space in our Predator Building until their permanent home, the Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail, is complete. Your support will provide a home for these two American Black Bears that the people of Birmingham can enjoy for many years to come. Thank You!

Donation - Barbara Ingalls Shook Black Bear Trail

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