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Mar 11

Illinois State University volunteers are hard workers!

Alternative Break Students from Illinois State University are helping the animals for the second time   42 students arrived on Monday to spend 4 days of hard work during their spring break. They are working on the construction of our 4-acre bear habitat and making great progress! This same group was here last year and constructed …

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Mar 04

4-acre bear habitat is well underway!

Last weekend we regained momentum to complete our acreage black bear habitat. On Saturday we had a wonderful group of 25 hard-working volunteers from Westbrook Services. This is the same group that has helped us with electrical, water lines and so many other areas, their skill set is astounding! They brought tools, heavy equipment (even …

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Feb 03

The orphan bear cub has a name!

Meet “Avonaco” – he finally has a name! It is from Native American Cheyenne origin and means “lean bear.” We won’t be calling him by that name since we won’t speak near him; we want him to remain wild so he can be released back where he was orphaned in the wild in Louisiana; but …

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Jan 30

Bear Freedom Project 2015

The cub made a few steps toward a tree then just stopped, crouched and cried. He knew he wasn’t strong enough to escape. Help us help him! We are expanding our sanctuary to have the capacity to accept orphaned black bear cubs like this little guy for rehabilitation and release back into the wild. As …

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