Alpine, Calif. – (June 30, 2014) Twelve days, 15 states and 6,000+ miles later, Bobbi and the LTB Rescue team arrived to Lions, Tigers & Bears with the six Greenwich, NY bears in tow. It was an epic rescue that exemplifies how quick action and collaboration can pay off – and in this case save nine lives! A huge thank you goes out to our collaborative partners : The Wild Animal Sanctuary, Rock to the Rescue and the ASPCA for working together to make this rescue a reality.
Sasha, Sebastian, Diego, Darwin, Dasha and Dora were very happy when the rescue hauler came to a halt and the team opened the hauler doors to reveal the sights, sounds, and smells of their new home! Each bear was rolled out of the rescue hauler and into their new temporary medical quarantine habitat. It was an amazing site to see each bear take that first step out of their transfer cage and into their new home. To be able to watch them feel dirt beneath their paws for the very first time was absolutely extraordinary. Once settled in, all six bears were fed a wholesome diet of fresh fruits, veggies and special peanut butter and honey sandwiches. They especially enjoy the crunch of romaine lettuce!
This bear family of six will spend the summer at Lions, Tigers & Bears to undergo their medical quarantine and then will be loaded up in the rescue hauler one final time and driven the 1,200 miles to The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado by Bobbi and the LTB Rescue team. A long journey for six captive bred black bears, but none the less a “beary” happy ending!