A Very Special Bear
He came from a roadside zoo that was closing, just a few weeks old, and even then it was clear that he was a “differently-abled” bear. Now 14 years old he is enormous, but it isn’t the size you notice first – it is a gentleness, an innocence. It is in the expression of his face, in his movements, in the whole feel he emanates. Most animals at Earthfire have names reflecting their magnificence- Northwind the wolf; Windwalker the cougar. But as we spent time with him; watched him play, sweetly, gently, not too coordinated, not too quick on the draw, the name just came out. – Humble Bumble.