Mr. Duck Duck – Rouen Duck

Mr. Duck Duck – Rouen Duck

Mr. Duck Duck is our resident Rouen Duck. He was brought to us in the summer of 2012. A rancher’s dogs had found him as a little fledgling and torn out most of his feathers. Mr. Duck Duck was lucky enough to not sustain any permanent damage. He is now healthy and could fly if he chose to. It seems he enjoys the foundation so much that he wants to remain here and, being that he is not a native species, he could not be released into the wild. Both the two and four legged animals here are happy to have his company.   The Rouen duck originated in French farms and by 1800 could be found...

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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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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...

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