Appalachian Bear Rescue


Appalachian Bear Rescue
Appalachian Bear Rescue is listed in the Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals category in Townsend, Tennessee. Displayed below are the social networks for Appalachian Bear Rescue which include a Facebook page, a Twitter account and a YouTube channel. The activity and popularity of Appalachian Bear Rescue on these social networks gives it a ZapScore of 99.

Contact information for Appalachian Bear Rescue is:
438 Lawson Rd
Townsend, TN 37882
(865) 448-0143
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ABR Update-March 24, 2017-Bears are on the move! The bears are telling us winter is over! We’re receiving..

ABR Update-March 24, 2017-Bears are on the move! The bears are telling us winter is over! We’re receiving reports of single sub-adults and adult males on the move. Soon, mother bears and their cubs will be leaving their dens too. ABR has never gone a full year without a bear in residence; it would be wonderful if not a single cub came to us this year because of something a human did or didn’t do. Help make our wish come true. If you live in bear country, please drive carefully, secure all trash bins and remove bird feed, pet food or anything a bear might interpret as an invitation to dine. And please, respect the bears you love by keeping your distance.
I'm Sam Venable from the Knoxville News Sentinel, speaking on behalf of Appalachian Bear Rescue. Did you know our beloved black bears are put down when they ...

Appalachian Bear Rescue added 4 new photos to the album: ABR Update-March 23, 2017-#ThrowbackThursday-Little Denso Bear.
On November 24, 2009, TWRA officers brought a 10-month-old female cub to Appalachian Bear Rescue. The cub was severely dehydrated, malnourished and suffered from wounds in her chest and hip. She weighed just 20 pounds, far below the 50-60 pounds she needed to survive the winter months. The cub was captured at the Denso Manufacturing Plant in Maryville , TN. The employees had watched the cub in a nearby tree and concerned for her welfare, they alerted TWRA officers. They’d named her “Little Denso”, and in their honor, we kept the name. Little Denso was examined on arrival, and her wounds treated as best we could. She was in such a fragile state, it was deemed necessary she rest and recover before going to The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine for further examination. She awakened from her sedation, confused and frightened, not used to confinement in a pen. However, she relaxed, drank lots of water, and nibbled on grapes, apple slices and yogurt. Then she nestled in a bed of straw and slept, exhausted from her ordeals. Her first full day at ABR offered more rest, more food, antibiotics and the supplements that would help her tiny body recover. Her fur was in poor condition and she was frail and bony; it was obvious she’d been orphaned for some time. During that first week, ABR was in daily contact with UT’s veterinarians, updating them on Little Denso’s wounds, her behavior and her disposition. Her recovery was remarkable; she grew visibly stronger every day, and her wounds healed quickly. Little Denso remained confined to a pen to expedite her recovery, but in close proximity to two other cubs who were recovering from injury and trauma. She was able to see and vocalize with them, the interaction good for all three cubs. When it was time to move them to the Wild Enclosure, they were already acquainted. After almost 6 weeks of recovery, Little Denso was ready for more space to exercise and direct interaction with other cubs. On her release to the Wild Enclosure, she did what all cubs do and climbed the first tree she saw. She scaled the tree with such enthusiasm, it was obvious her wounds had healed. She lodged herself in the fork of the tree and spent the rest of the day there, snoozing. For weeks, Little Denso remained high in the treetops during the day and descended at night to interact with the other cubs and enjoy her meals. She continued to grow stronger and gain weight. Little Denso and three of her closest bear buddies did something we didn’t see at ABR during the busy 2015-2016 season; they denned in the Wild Enclosure. Our recent residents were too hungry to den and though we would never discourage a resident bear from denning, we would rather bears hibernate in the wild rather than at the facility. Little Denso and her buddies slept until mid-April. As they emerged from their den, they were examined and pronounced ready for release. Little Denso left ABR on May 20, 2010, weighing 80 pounds. She would be about eight years old now, and we hope she’s had a happy life and cubs of her own. Thank you for helping us help bears like Little Denso.

ABR Update-March 22, 2017 S.J. Res.18 passed in the U.S. Senate Yesterday, the Senate passed S.J Res.18. It was...

Appalachian Bear Rescue added 6 new photos to the album: ABR Update-March 21, 2017-A Day in the Life.
ABR works for bears, even when they aren’t in residence. Today, Curator Coy returned from the field to record and analyze data from his GPS collar study. He hopes to learn how our bears behave after they leave the ABR facility, and they’ve led him on a merry chase. They’ve taken him to places he never expected (or wanted) to see, in weather fair and foul, with no regard for his comfort. But all the while, they’re teaching him, and he's more than willing to take their instruction. Meanwhile, Lisa Philippen, our Business and Events manager, was at our Visitor and Education Centre at Trillium Cove, welcoming the public to learn more about what we do and why we do it. Today, she welcomed a couple from Fishers, Indiana who hadn’t heard of us, and a family from Etowah, Tennessee who are big fans of ABR. She was thrilled to meet them all! Curator Tom was readying for spring’s arrival by pruning bushes and pulling weeds…there are lots of both. Soon, he and a few volunteers will move the last Perimeter Pen onto its concrete pad, checking off one more item from our “Must-do List”. Executive Director, Dana Dodd, was at an important meeting this morning, exploring the possibility of a partnership that will further our knowledge of the cubs we care for. She found time to “smell the roses” and took a picture of spring at ABR. Our most dedicated worker is Mother Bunny. She’s the “Official Greeter” at our Visitor Center and brings to her new role the same dedication she demonstrated while on duty in The Cub Nursery. Nestled in her rabbit hutch, she greets all who enter. Thank you for your continuing support of our mission.

Appalachian Bear Rescue added 9 new photos to the album: ABR Update-March 20, 2017-Spring Cleaning!
On Saturday, March 18, 2017, over 70 people, including local business owners, community residents and 25 ABR volunteers, joined forces with Keep Blount Beautiful to pick up a trailer-load of trash. You wouldn't believe how much stuff is discarded by humans as if “bear country” was a garbage dump and not the home of wildlife. Curators Coy Blair and Janet Dalton, Executive Director Dana Dodd and Business/Events Manager, Lisa Philippen, came out on their day off to join Team ABR in this community effort. Our thanks to ABR's Bear Safe Litter Task Force Team Leader, Debbie Dockins, Alanna McKissack, CAC AmeriCorps member Miguel Cuevas and the leadership of Keep Blount Beautiful. A BIG thank you to our volunteers for their dedication to our mission, our bears and the world we share with them. What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring!

ABR Update-March 19, 2017- An interesting article discussing the introduction of blight-resistant American...

ABR Update-March 19, 2017- An interesting article discussing the introduction of blight-resistant American Chestnut trees to the wild.The American Chestnut, once the dominant tree in Eastern North American forests, was virtually wiped out in the last century. It was a primary food source for black bears and other wildlife.
Seventy years after American chestnuts all but died out, researchers will soon be applying with Canadian regulators to distribute a genetically modified version.

ABR Video Update-March 16, 2017-American Black Bear Movements in Response to Wildfire in Eastern Tennessee The...

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