Glenda – Black Bear

Glenda – Black Bear

Glenda is a female Black Bear (Ursus americanus) who is estimated to have been born in late 2013. She was found in a Glendora, CA backyard. After several attempts by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to relocate her, they brought her to our facility to be a companion to our other Black Bears. We are continually trying to integrate her with Winston and Dori, and in the meantime have created a new enclosure for her. She receives excellent food and care at the foundation that she would struggle to get in the wild. The Black Bear is North America’s smallest and most common species...

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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...

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BooBoo – European Brown Bear

BooBoo – European Brown Bear

BooBoo is a female European Brown Bear (Ursus arctos arctos). She appeared in the Bear Creek Pasta commercial with her sister. The sisters needed a home, and we were thrilled to be able to make them a part of our family. Her sister is now an ambassador in an educational program at another facility, while she remains a companion to Tom and as an ambassador for our wildlife sanctuary. The European Brown Bear has brown fur, which can range from yellow-brownish to dark brown, red brown, and almost black in some cases; and even albinism has been recorded. Their fur is dense to varying degrees and...

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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...

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Dori – Black Bear

Dori – Black Bear

Dori is a female Black Bear (Ursus americanus) born in January 2010. The facility where she was at burned down, and we were happy to bring her into our family! Dori is named after her sponsor who fell in love with her playful antics and spunky personality. Dori spends many hours splashing in the water tank and loves to play with her toys. She even stands up and walks around on her hind legs and shows off by spinning in circles. 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. They...

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