Earthfire Stories

Huckleberry Bear Bear • Photo by Michael Stillwater

Large brown bear walking through snow

A Note from Susan: Every bear (at least that I have spent time with) has a distinct persona, often rather clearly, same as with people. Some are sweet, some have...

Bear den covered in snow
Bear Garden Diaries

We dreamed about the new bear gardens for such a long time—not for us humans, but for the bears. We wanted them to have waterfalls. We wanted them to have...

Grizzly bear coming out of a pool of water
Six Weeks Until Moving Day!

Construction on Phase 1* of our brand new, state-of-the-art bear gardens is almost complete! Thanks to our amazing local contractor, Wydaho Construction Services, the project that broke ground 10 months...

When ice made the walk to her day yard treacherous, Tweedle the Turkey impressed us with her problem solving skills....
Grizzly Bear Playing in a pond
Rebellious and Rambunctious

It isn’t news to those who are personally acquainted with our sanctuary brown bear, Ramble, that he is a bold and rowdy personality. He has been described as demanding, rambunctious,...

Grizzly bear on snow-covered rocks
All Snug in Their Beds

The bears are nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of marshmallows dance in their heads. The bears have just settled down for a long winter’s nap, but work...

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