Profile of a black bear being playful

Sometimes there is a story we enjoy so much that we want to repeat it, like this one from our archives. Originally written in 2010, the bears still love their marshmallows---and still don't like taking pills. There comes a time in the course of events when you have to give a bear a pill---or in Major Bear’s case, eight of them, twice a day. You might think it was easy. With a wolf, as long as there is breath in their body, put it in a piece of meat and they wolf it down, no questions asked. If there is any difficulty at all, you keep a second piece of meat in your other hand and they'll focus so much on that piece that they might miss the fact that they wolfed down the first while eyeing...

Face of a black bear
12 August 2016

Huckleberry Bear Bear

A sensitive being, Huckleberry Bear Bear the black bear expressed new depths when he lost his brother, Major Bear.   [gallery size="full" ids="1459,1460,1461"]

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