Glenda – Black Bear

Glenda – Black Bear

Glenda is a female Black Bear (Ursus americanus) who is estimated to have been born in late 2013. Glenda was found in a backyard in Glendora, California. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife attempted to relocate her several times but she kept returning to the same area. Glenda was considered a non-releasable bear and she was brought to the Foundation to join our native species educational program. The black bear is North America’s smallest and most common species of bear. Black bears are omnivores, with their diets varying greatly depending on the season and location. The black...

Read More

Tom – European Brown Bear

Tom – European Brown Bear

Tom is a male European Brown Bear (Ursus arctos arctos) born in February 2011. Due to Tom’s digestive problems and a crooked front leg, he will live out his life here at the Sanctuary where he will receive everything he needs to have a happy and healthy life. After observing one of our volunteers watering the trees, Tom’s latest trick is to scoop the fruit out of a melon, dip it in his water, and throw it on the trees (and sometimes guests!) outside his enclosure. The European Brown Bear has brown fur, which can range from yellow-brownish to dark brown, red brown, and almost black in some...

Read More

Boo Boo – European Brown Bear

Boo Boo – European Brown Bear

BooBoo is a female European Brown Bear (Ursus arctos arctos) born in 2012. She appeared in a Bear Creek Pasta commercial with her sister. Boo Boo and her sister were brought to the Foundation because they needed a home. Her sister moved to another facility to become a companion to another European brown bear, while Boo Boo remains at the Foundation with her companion Tom as an ambassador of her species. European brown bears, also known as the Eurasian brown bear, have a powerful bone structure, large paws, and are equipped with big claws which can grow up to 4 inches in length. Depending on...

Read More

Winston – Black Bear

Winston – Black Bear

Winston is a male black bear (Ursus americanus) born in January 2010. As a young bear cub he ran into a pole while chasing a ball at another facility. His resulting head injury created motor skill problems. The other facility didn’t have the resources to help him, but we were able to bring him into our family and provide him with an enrichment program to treat his injuries. We provided obstacles for him including ropes, logs, balls, and rocks that he would have to maneuver around to receive food and treats, as well as companionship from Dori who pushed him to health by assisting him through...

Read More

Dori – Black Bear

Dori – Black Bear

Dori is a female Black Bear (Ursus americanus) born in January 2010. She came to the Foundation because her previous facility burned down. When she was younger, Dori was featured on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Dave Salmoni. Dori came to the Foundation because she needed a home but she ended up playing an essential role in her companion’s recovery from a head injury he suffered as a cub. Dori will remain at the Foundation with her companion Winston as ambassadors to their species. The black bear is North America’s smallest and most common species of bear. Black bears are omnivores,...

Read More