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South Dakota Rescue 2016

Click here to read and watch the full story covered by Black Hills Fox News.  November 14, 2016 — National Media Release Failed South Dakota Sanctuary Board Members Refuse to Resign, While More Than 100 Animals Remain in Limbo and Lions Tigers & Bears Rescues More Than 225 Exotics Alpine, Calif. (Nov 10, 2016)— Lions Tigers & Bears (LTB) would like to express their deepest sympathy for the unfortunate circumstances that have taken place over the past five weeks at Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary (SOTH) in Spearfish, South Dakota. Lions Tigers & Bears’ founder, Bobbi Brink, was notified in early October that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was planning to confiscate animals following a tiger escape and attack that resulted in injuries to Read More

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Cross-Country Multi-Bear Rescue 2016

Our team is back on the road again for a cross country multi-bear rescue! (August 25, 2016) Our rescue team has departed for Oklahoma where they will pick up Michael, a nine year old black bear from a rural backyard. Michael’s owners got him from a game farm at the age of four weeks and had him declawed, not knowing that the procedure is inherently cruel and causes long term detrimental effects. Now that his human family has fallen on some hard times and are no longer able to properly care for him, Michael is in need of a new home. Fortunately, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a reputable sanctuary with Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) verification, has graciously opened Read More

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Save the North Carolina Bears

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LTB Rescue Team Arrives in NC

We Have Arrived! Wallace, NC – (May 22, 2014) After traveling more than 2,500 miles the LTB Rescue Team led by Lions, Tigers & Bears Founder and Director, Bobbi Brink, has finally arrived to their final destination this morning to rescue four captive bred bears who will be rescued and transported back to their Calif. sanctuary.  The team was greeted on site by an early morning drizzle. All four bears were eagerly awaiting in their current enclosure at a residential backyard, as the team worked to coax each bear into their transfer cage, where they would spend their time for the next couple of days to make the 2,500+ mile journey back to their new home at the Alpine, Calif. sanctuary. The bears each displayed their Read More

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The Doctor is in the House!

Or in this case, the veterinarian… Watha, North Carolina – (May 23, 2014) The LTB Rescue team visited the residence of Albert, Cherry Bomb, Teddy and Baloo yesterday and prepped for the baseline medical examinations that would occur for each bear today. The team arrived on site bright and early this morning and met the North Carolina veterinarian team who would help do the medical work-up. All four bears patiently awaited as the morning passed and it became time for their turn to be anesthetized in their squeeze/transfer cage. Each bear was worked individually (one at a time) by the LTB Rescue Team and the NC veterinarian team. Cherry Bomb, the only female bear in the group, was the first to be sedated, then Baloo, Albert Read More

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Loaded Up and Ready to Roll

   Watha, North Carolina – (May 24, 2013) After multiple hours of rest and close observation by the LTB Rescue team, Albert, Cherry Bomb, Teddy and Baloo were loaded into Lions, Tigers & Bears’ state of the art exotic animal transfer hauler yesterday afternoon where they could rest overnight before the team begins the nearly 3,000 mile drive back to California. The hauler is fully self contained and well equipped with features such as -running water, air conditioning, propane generator, tools, medical supplies for the bears (and humans just in case!). It is important to give the bears plenty of time to come around from their sedative and be able to get accustomed to their new environment where they will be spending the next few Read More

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Food for the Road

(May 24, 2014) – The LTB Rescue team hit the road yesterday morning, but not before making a stop at the grocery store to stock up on fresh produce for Albert, Cherry Bomb, Teddy and Baloo. Did you know a typical bear eats up to 20 pounds of food a day?! (Whereas the average person eats around 4 pounds per day.) That is a max of 80 pounds of food per day between the four of these guys. Bears are omnivores meaning “everything-eater.” Their diet consists of a variety of foods including fruits, nuts, vegetables, seeds, fish, eggs, cooked meats, grains, etc.  Needless to say, the team loaded up their shopping cart with a lot!: 8 watermelons, 2 cantaloupes, 2 melons, 17 peaches, 8 mangos, Read More

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Still Truckin’

Weatherford, TX – (May 26, 2014) This update comes to you from the highways of the Lone Star State, where the LTB Rescue Team has covered over 1,500 miles with Albert, Cherry Bomb, Teddy and Baloo in tow. Some of you may be wondering what life on the road is like when you are hauling four, 300+ pound living, breathing balls of fur (bears!!) with needs to be met- such as food, water and hygenic living conditions, not to mention emotional needs to ensure everyone is comfortable, safe and happy on their journey to their new home. Stops are made often to check on Albert, Cherry Bomb, Teddy and Baloo. Their travel hauler is temperature controlled and insulated to help drown out sound. The bears are Read More

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There’s No Place Like Home

Alpine, CA – (May 30, 2014) Five days, eight states and 2,500 miles later the epic journey for Albert, Cherry Bomb, Teddy and Baloo has come to an end- they are finally home! After a few short days on the ranch this family of bears is already beginning to settle into their new digs. They will spend the next thirty days in quarantine, a standard protocol for all new arrivals to our sanctuary. Teddy and Baloo, the two eleven year old Himalayan black bear brothers, are clowning around and enjoying taking dips in their swimming tub. Albert and Cherry Bomb, the eight year old Alaskan Silvertip grizzlies are getting accustomed to their quarantine area and are enjoying the tranquility of LTB.  This rescue could not Read More

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The Final Leg

Gila Bend, AZ – (May 28, 2014) Since our last update two days ago, the LTB rescue team crossed through three states (Texas, New Mexico & Arizona), soon to be four (California) covering 1,000+ miles to bring Albert, Cherry Bomb, Teddy and Baloo to their new home. Along the route home, the team has met some helpful new friends- all willing to pitch in for the sake of this bear family. At each fuel stop, fellow travelers come up to the rescue hauler in curious amazement, and occasional disbelief- that four bears really do stand behind those hauler doors, and are on their way to a new life at Lions, Tigers & Bears. Being on the road and meeting people from all walks of life Read More

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