Grizzly bear
Photo by Christopher Ives

Humble Bumble

Born at a roadside zoo that was closing down, Humble showed neurological problems similar to humans with developmental disabilities, including problems with motor skills and reduced natural instincts. No one wanted to take him, but Earthfire saw his inherent sweetness and childlike innocence and brought him home. A social creature, we call him our specially abled bear because he charms everyone who meets him. He likes to speed eat all types of berries, especially chokecherries.

Photos of Humble Bumble

Stories About Humble Bumble

Note: Many of our posts are collections of stories about multiple animals at Earthfire. The animal you’re looking for may not be shown in these post previews, but each post does contain a relevant story. 

White bison eating hay

Between getting ready for winter and speaking at a variety of events, we’ve been especially busy lately. But Dante Rios, our animal caretaker, has been delighting us with beautiful pictures...

Grizzly bear splashing in water
(But He’s Actually Kind of Cute…)

Bramble the grizzly bear can be a bit of a brat—except in this incident, it was also so cute. We hold many types of retreats here, from conservation to artistic...

Face of a young grizzly bear

I offered Teton a slice of fresh pineapple. He looked at it with disdain. Didn’t bother to even sniff it, just walked away. Stately. He is a mango and pear...

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