International Workshop on the Rehabilitation, Release and Monitoring of Orphan Bear Cubs

International Workshop on the Rehabilitation, Release and Monitoring of Orphan B

For more than three decades, biologists and rehabilitators in the United States and Canada have been involved in releasing orphaned American black bear cubs into habitats occupied by bears. Techniques for rehabilitation ranged from fostering very young cubs to lactating female bears in their winter dens, to pen-raising the cubs and releasing them when they were considered self-reliant and capable of surviving on their own.