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Second Chance Wildlife Inc. Bear Rehabilitation, Research & Release.

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Check out my youtube channel:Bear cub & yearling rehabilitation,research = documented care ,developmental behavioral patterns, and torpor behavior too..

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2016 Cubs of the year arrival (6-3-16 Blaze 6lbs.male)( 6-3-16 Feisty5lbs.male)(6-4-16 Burdock8lbs.)

useful Links

 My email: dawnlindabrown@earthlink.net  
 Home Phone:207-778-2902 
Cell Phone  207.578.0616

ME WITH MY SPECIAL LITTLE BRAVE ON 4-5-14
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My 2015 Annual Wildlife Report

2014 Annual Report filed

2017 CALENDARS ARE IN

I AM PROBABLY GOING TO GIVE MOST OF MY CALENDARS AWAY - PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES, AND TO THOSE WHOM APPRECIATE WHAT I DO.

I  WILL TRY TO SELL A FEW - FOR WHEN I DO PRESENTATIONS.

NOTE:I WILL DO PRESENTATIONS FOR THOSE WHOM ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT BEAR REHABILITATION AND BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH;THAT IS WHAT I DO ,AND I LOVE TALKING ABOUT BEARS!

IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A CALENDAR - THATS GREAT! THANKS TO THOSE WHOM DO - I WILL MAIL OUT YOUR ORDER IMMEDIATELY 1/3 DAY TIME FRAME.

I am with some past little cub arrivals
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up in my bear building/cub room

 I would really appreciate search engines out on the word wide web to stop listing my business as a 501c3 = I AM NOT A 501C3 - Considering I have not been filing as one.

The IRS would be wise to not list it that way either on the worldwide web! I WILL RELEASE MY TAX FILES IF NEED BE.

2016 MOST RECENT UPDATE: I Heard Back From My Accountant ,and she explained things to me - to where I understand my tax return for the most part anyway, it is what I wanted, and that is how it should be!

Again -I will release my tax returns if necessary - I seriously do not care!   

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL MY DONORS ARE AWARE!

I HAVE CONTACTED A DONOR WHOM HAS BEEN GENEROUS , AND I EXPLAINED TO HER THAT Donations can still be made, however, the rate for credit for those who claim donations on their Schedule A is lower .

I WILL LET ANOTHER DONOR WHOM HAS BEEN GENEROUS ALSO KNOW + THIS IS FOR ALL OTHERS WHOM DONATE TO BE AWARE.  

AGAIN NOTE: By filing Second Chance as a 1120S it negates the 990 status with the IRS. Donations can still be made, however, the rate for credit for those who claim donations on their Schedule A is lower. 

TAKE Note: I have had my tax preparations done through my accountant, and simply wanted to be explained thoroughly - so as I understand , and it is to my specifications.

My business: Second Chance wildlife Inc. has actually been filed 1120S - I realized that ,but I was concerned in referance  to potentially having 501c3 status in which I clearly do not want now - for specific reasons! 

(I am pretty sure that everything is now worked out , and though I get frustrated with paperwork - for good reason/to complicated /road to serfdom...makes me distrust.

 I believe being explained things/everything, and having others listen to what I have to say - being my preference - when it is in reference to me - that is of good!    

PRIOR : I need to update many of my  website pages - I  am NOT a 501c3. I do not have/or want 501c3 status. I am trying to work out any potential glitches with my accountant - 2014 ,and 2015,AND NOW AGAIN IN  2016 : I filed schedule K-1 form 1120S - Tax return for an S corporation.  I am trying to get everything worked out /tax wise.

Please be patient with me with updating my website ,and videos,... ; for where I have 501c3 in the literature - It may take some time.

UPDATE : I HAVE FILED MY 2016 CORPORATE ANNUAL REOPRT. MY REQUEST HAS ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFIC AND CONSISTENT  OVER THE YEARS - I HAVE DISCUSS THINGS WITH MY ACCOUNTANT, AND BELIEVE THAT ANY POTENTIAL GLITCHES HAVE BEEN RESOLVED. I AM NOT A TAX EXPERT BY ANY-MEANS,AND I DO NOT LIKE THE TAX CODE TO BEGIN WITH ;BEING SO COMPLEX,AND THAT IS WHY I ASK SO MANY QUESTIONS - EVEN THEN - I GET FRUSTRATED WITH TAXES.   

NOTE: I AM NOT A GOVERNMENT RUN BUSINESS/NOR HAVE I EVER STATED PRIOR /OR PRESENT IN ANY FILES/OR CORRESPONDENCES THAT I WANTED TO BE ,AND THAT INCLUDES CORRESPONDENCES I HAVE CLEARLY HAD WITH THE IRS.I CONTINUE TO BE VERY SPECIFIC, AND DETAILED/TRANSPARENT = I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN QUITE CLEAR TO: ANYONE/EVERYONE; THAT I DID NOT REALLY EVER WANT GOVERNMENT MONIES; WHERE THEY WOULD EVER HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER MY ASSETS = I NEVER WANTED/NOR WANT THEM TO RUN/OWN MY BUSINESS AT: MY HOME ,MY FACILITIES ON MY/OUR - MINE AND MY HUSBANDS PRIVATE PROPERTY/LAND = I/WE OWN LAND IN NEW SHARON,ROME,MERCER MAINE.

AS I HAVE STATED SEVERAL TIME PAST & PRESENT - I TOO, CLEARLY DO NOT WANT TO BE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT = I ONLY LIKE NEWSPAPERS FOR IF THEY LET ME PROOF READ BEFORE A STORY GOES OUT /OR AT LEAST DISCUSS ISSUES. (THEY/OR ANYONE ELSE - ARE WELCOME TO DO A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT IN REFERENCE TO  CORRESPONDENCES/EMAILS BETWEEN ME AND THE DEPT./MDIFW)  I DO HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH THOSE WHOM WORK WITHIN GOVERNMENT/STATE = THE MAINE DEPT (MDIFW / FISH & GAME), BUT THEY CLEARLY HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS ;THAT I/SECOND CHANCE WILDLIFE INC. WWW.BEARTODREAM NEVER WANTED/NOR WANT TO BE RUN/OR OWNED BY THEM EVER! (I HAVE NEVER MADE THEM BELIEVE ANY DIFFERENTLY = I LIKE TO BELIEVE THAT  WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD A REAL CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THIS,BUT MEDIA CAN SIMPLY MISREPRESENT , AS WELL AS OTHERS IN ,AND OUT OF GOVERNMENT)  THE IRS IS VERY WELL AWARE ; THAT I HAVE NEVER WANTED MY CORPORATION TO EVER BE RUN/OWNED BY ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENT, AND IF THEY HAVE MANIPULATED ME IN ANY WAY ;THEY WILL LOOSE!  

Me & My Husband Michael & Our Tracker pup
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Out on our land - Back Woods

This Is My 2016 Corporate filing for: Second Chance Wildlife, Inc.

 
Second Chance Wildlife, Inc.  /I am "Not" filing as a  501c3
I file schedule K-1 form 1120S - Tax return for an S corporation
I/Dawn L. Brown Run/own Second Chance Wildlife Inc.
I am the Business owner,and  100% shareholder - Founder , President & Executive Director. I just want to make things clear to the public!! My husband Michael is very  understanding about my position, and why. I have Michael as a permanent member because he is My Husband, and he is my Soul-mate , and I am very grateful for everything he does ,and  I sincerely appreciate that he gives me the dignity to run my business and knows it is my dream ,and ambition that brought it to light : Second Chance Wildlife, Inc.  He is certainly indeed is a part of it though ,and he knows it. He treats me with respect ,and I treat him with respect as well. 
         
I despise the worldwide web at times, and how they play games! I dont ever recall  giving zoominfo permission to put anything out there in regard to Second Chance Wildlife, Inc. 
Take note : My husband Michael is on my board, and will be permanently. I never asked zoominfo to put links out on the web though.
Note: I no longer have Rick Libby on the board. I do have someone pending and anonymous at this time. 
 
I am a Maine Black Bear rehabilitator  &  Bear behavioral researcher, and educator.  
I am blessed,and thankful to my Lord,and savior for guiding me cautiously through this life. I am  living  my dream! I care for young cubs,and older cubs extensively , and I continue to observe their daily lives as they develop in  my 5 acre natural habitat/landscape = My facilities  has without a doubt helped me to better understand bear behavioral patterns ,and how they adapt and react to different situations. I hope to continue doing this for many more years,and continue my insight tracking bears in the wild. I keep documentation on everything that I am able to witness with bear cub, and yearling rehabilitation,behavior,and development adaption. I am thankful for owning one of the largest bear rehabilitation facilities in the Country! Though I work for a living installing floors =  I am in business with my husband Michael : Browns Installations, Inc.
Take Note: I take the time to keep an eye on my bears on a daily basis! I gather natural food during this process,  and I water daily too - for when the vernal pools are empty ; I  check the fence line daily,and the list goes on... I am a driven individual . I am proud to say that me, and my husband built my beautiful  dream come true bear facilities = we did all the construction for the most part, and do all the upkeep.My bear research facility is built on my/our private property,and is not public land /nor is it open to the public = I do not want anyone ever misinterpreting things,and thinking that the State/ or Government  built it /or owns the land/or runs the facility by any means = I personally like as limited Government as possible! Just as our founders carefully, and always intended it to be! If government keeps growing and becomes more powerful ,and tries to regulate everything, and everyone , they will have lost their purpose.First and formost -My focus is for the bears and their best interest - that means I keep them secluded,and I am the only caretaker and observer ;that being beneficial for them, and me = I take responsibility for them.  I look forward to doing more presentations,and I absolutely love being asked questions! I do not have a college degree, nor am I a biologist, but I certainly have the knowledge, and then some to educate (life long experiance) I am greatly - a self taught - individual ,and an out of the box thinker for sure = I say what I mean, and mean what I say,and doccument what I witness = No guessing. 
 
My email: dawnlindabrown@earthlink.net    Home Phone:207-778-2902     Cell Phone  207.578.0616

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NOTE  : DONORS . I DO NOT WANT ANY GOVERNMENT DONATIONS = I PREFER PRIVATE DONATIONS ,AND ALL DONATIONS THUS FAR  FROM PAST ANY GRANTS /OR PRIVATE DONORS - NEITHER SHALL HAVE ANY CONTROL OVER WHAT I DO /OR WHAT I/WE OWN AND NEVER WILL (2016 UPDATE - I JUST PAID MONIES BACK TO: THE STATE OF MAINE  FROM A GRANT I HAD RECEIVED FROM THE MAINE OUTDOOR HERITAGE FUND - FOR MATERIAL COST FOR FENCING IN MY/OUR 2/3 ACRES THAT I AND MY HUSBAND OWN  PROPERTY/LAND - I PAID THE MONIES BACK BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT ANY TIES WITH GOVERNMENT MONIES BEING GRANTED = THE STATE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND - THAT THIS IS MY HOME, AND  LAND, AND MY HUSBANDS AND IS PAID BY MY/OUR PERSONAL EARNINGS/PERSONAL ACCOUNT. TAKE NOTE: Over the past 18 years just about all of the  physical work has been  done by us   = all maintenance . I prefer donations to  go completely, and specifically towards me educating the public about bears , satellite collars , receiver/tracking equipment  for  my bears, that are released back to the wild, and to start paying myself , and yes my husband for the physical work that we do in reference to the upkeep of my bear Rehabilitation research facilities. I spend a great deal of time caring for bears, monitoring their development ,health ,and behavioral patterns = It isn't all about just my facilities, as some seem to think - it is my methods. I will educate the public too - for if they want to be that is!  I keep all the books, do the bills,and record and gather all data in reference to my bears - I too gather natural food, and help with the construction ,and upkeep of my facilities,and any additional construction ,and maintenance necessary. My husband helps me with the construction too, and helps with the upkeep of my bear facilities, and  I certainly regard him, he too will help me on occasion with gathering natural food, but he  knows ;that I kind of take pride in doing that myself = I am the primary gatherer for the most part. I am grateful for my husband because he clearly lets me be the individual I am and understands completely =He never tries to turn me into a collective unlike others. I wish people would understand me better , and let me be th individual I am - I often  get very tired of repeating myself. Some do understand me out there , and know exactly  why I react the way I do - including my Husband Michael - there is always a reason! As I said before ; I could care less for if all my communications were to be exposed,and at this point in time even my tax returns too if necessary.

The system truly tires me,and sadly to a degree ;they  have made me who I am - on the defence!    

"STORM"
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The Bear Facts

ABOUT US

"BRAVE"
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my/our : Home - Land - Taxes

(NOT A CENTER)
Yes "A Private facility" = I/we own land, and my/our home is in New Sharon Maine too = I Dawn L. Brown & My husband Michael R. Brown reside/own property - pay taxes. All monies come out of our personal earnings.I am blessed to have 5 acres of land fenced in for the bears - that I rehab, and observe on my private property , and I look forward to us fencing in more! More importantly I discuss evertyhing with my husband - that is what marriage is about.   
(I Run SCW,Inc. Not Operated By The Government,nor guided by them,and never will be.
(Not a union Member)(Not a special interest )(I do not want any government monies /nor special interest monies) (I prefer private donations with no strings attached)I like to think that in reference to MDIFW biologist - We have an understanding of one another,and I want to make it clear - that they do not run me /or make decisions for me - I like too Like to think - that  we learn from one another. What I do, and what they do, are two completely different things = I rehabilitate bear cubs,yearlings + I document their development and behavioral repetitive patterns , foraging techniques.. I too document torpor behavioral patterns - for when I have the opportunity to do so. Some of the bears - I have had - are placed with satellite collars - so I can watch them - as well as the dept/MDIFW and a few others - It would be nice to have the public be able to view them too,but there is just a bit of concern with that (I Now Have (4) satellite collars/I just purchased/paid for 2 new ones + data plan) ,and MDIFW now has 8 satellite collars) (MDIFW keeps track of bear #'s for the most part and too tracks individual bears with satellite as well as I and others whom have that opportunity + MDIFW does den checks + spring trapping - keeping track of reproduction,health..) (Where as I keep track of individual bears in my natural habitat facility - I care for them + observe, and document everything that I am able to witness) MDIFW keeps bear (#s)stable and in tact = wildlife management - that being something - that is absolutely critical and necessary ( whereas the orphaned and/or injured bears that I receive - do not really add to the overall population at all = they already existed within it,but it is the humanitarian thing to do,and + has given me insight into the daily lives of cubs, and yearlings + I have shared my insight with the public through social media - that being my fb page,you-tube Chanel + I like to do presentations. Maine has between 29,000/31,000 bears = the # of bears that I receive is near nil.
Take Note: I do not interfere with MDIFW management of bears - nor do I think it is my place to tell them how bears should be managed,and what tools - for that is not my expertise , and they have 40 years of experience with doing so. They need to not ever interfere with the work - that I do with bears - for it is not their expertise - It is mine,and I now have years of experience. We have had a few glitches from time to time, and they know and understand exactly why that is , and all I can say - Is that we simply have to create some sort of an understanding of one another . I will always openly say what I mean = I hide pretty much nothing! It may get me into trouble on occasion,but I am pretty darn honest and fearless too,and I expect the same from others. Many of the biologist , Wardens, and the public - are well aware of my opinions,but it is not just opinions - it is indeed based on backed up facts - that I have gathered, and all I ask from others - is that you live your life and let me live mine. When it comes to bears - that are in my care and observation on my land - I am confident with my knowledge and what I do,and I would appreciate it - if bureaucracy,special interest...Would simply leave me alone, and let me do what I do best.  
     
 I, Dawn L. Brown have been a Maine licensed wildlife rehabilitator since 1997: My knowledge and insight has come from time! Over the past 18 + YEARS: of caring for wildlife  - observation , and I gotta say - not only of wildlife species ,but it seems as though people too!  I continue this /life long experience - MY KNOWLEDGE DID NOT COME - INITIALLY -  FROM MY TESTING - TO GAIN A LICENCE  THAT BEING : My wildlife rehabilitation permit/Bear rehabilitation Research & release;that was acquired through: The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife.
 
Maine bear Rehabilitation Facility =  I/Dawn L. Brown  am the Founder, President & Executive Director, and Primary Caretaker,and I Run Second Chance Wildlife, Inc. PRIVATE FACILITY + IT IS ON : MY LAND  &  MY HUSBANDS + I/We = Me & My Husband Pay : The Mortgage + Insurance,and utilities, land ,phones, and other cost... paid with our personal monies/personal account  = nothing to do with my second chance Wildlife, inc account monies. The Name schedule on  mortgage + home / property Ins. Is Paid by:
Dawn L. Brown
Michael R. Brown
(New Sharon property : My/Our Home & Property + Ins. + taxes Is paid by me & my husband - come out of my/our mortgage payments.
Name schedule - Paid by:
Dawn L. Brown
Michael R. Brown  
 
Utilities /Electric - All Cost is paid by Us - with my/our personal checking account monies.Paid by - Name schedule on our personal checking account Is:
Dawn L. Brown
Michael R. Brown
 
State & Federal tax returns - I Dawn Linda Brown am the primary = The name schedule on my/our Tax forms :
2015  Taxes paid: I/we paid State tax $688.70 Fedearal tax $2,111.00
Dawn L. Brown
Michael R. Brown
Update : The State of Maine has corrected things very quickly after my most recent phone conversation with them - in which I said please record me.  Let me be clear ; I should have never, have had, to go through - so many hoops! Prior ; I had to call The State of Maine , and I had asked an individual  why the State  did not have my name 1st on our State tax return/payment due  - Even though the return was sent to them / filed that way with my name 1st this year , and several years prior!  In the past My husbands name was 1st on the name schedule at one time with our State & Federal tax returns ,but we changed it for reasons = I/we had past issues with CPA's, and Lawyers,... from the past. I/we have had  new accountants for a while now.  To make a  long story short - after I had  spoke with someone with : The State of Maine - Just recently This November, 2015 =  after I, spoke with her - any conferment  is now getting straightened out ! -  I clearly explained things,and backed everything up! I am also communicating with my accountant ,and pretty much said I don't care if all my/our tax filings were out there, along with all my email correspondences, and fb messages behind the scenes. If one more person says I understand your frustration to me - well let me be clear to them ; I don't want to hear it anymore!,and I  want things resolved real soon. I don't get it - It seems as though  people like me - whom ask questions, and are very honest , visible,and 100% accountable, and just want to make sure everything is as it should be  - I am the one that people get upset with - doesn't figure at all! I would rather be unpopular, and ask questions,and not be silenced - than to be popular, and ask none , and be passive. I am not here to be popular - I am here to do what is right.Those whom do not like to answer - it will not be my problem in the end.    
 NOTE: My husband Michael understands completely why I think the way I do,and he truly understands exactly why I get frustrated.Listen everyone ; this has nothing to do with me thinking I deserve more than my husband /or anything else for that matter. It has to to with justice, and what is right, and let me be clear ;that my husband knows me more than anyone - that being outside of God and my Savior Jesus Christ.So for everyone else out there whom thinks they can speak for me/or make decisions on my part - let me be clear to you all - No you cant! To all those whom do not answer questions;  that I have asked - that being without getting the run around/or never really getting an answer at all -Well those of you whom do so - you  are pretty much a waste of my time,and add stress to my life. Forgive me if I sound curt,and may god forgive me for getting a bit upset. Take Note: I pray for my friends and my foes ,and sadly some have put me in the possition I am - for thinking the way I do.            
The reasoning I put this information out there - Is to set the record straight - for anyone out there whom may be confused (I/We own our home & private land,and pay taxes,and other cost with our personal monies)
 
 
I /Dawn L. Brown feel very blessed having the opportunity to observe and document Bear cub development & behavior over the years, and  to have/own 5 acres of natural habitat that is fenced in thus far for "my bears" Yes I call them my bears. I will continue to learn ,as well as others who are inspired by this amazing species. I absolutely love talking about bears and being asked questions.
My Email Is: dawnlindabrown@earthlink.net & My Home Phone 207.778.7902 Cell 207.578.0616  
(I will no longer be rehabilitating other species.My time and effort will be strictly focused on rehabilitating bear cubs,and yearlings and documenting their behavior and development while in my care on my property,and too working on my facilities /building and maintenance/upkeep.I spend time updating my fb site,website/ educational outreach + I will do presentations for anyone whom wants to learn about bears - In regard to what I do (I will also sell my photos,calendars /products to raise some monies for my bears through PayPal ,and at presentations that I do.Take Note : I pay out of pocket = my personal monies for most all the cost to print products/cards,calendars , envelopes..) I  keep track of all paperwork... 
 
NOTE: Last year In 2014 Is the 1st year; that I ever paid myself anything = my monies /my work/my earnings , and a great deal of that - even ends up going to the/my bears (Total: 2014 ~4000) ( Total thus far: 2015 ~1300)
 I too will eventually be paying  my husband Michael for the work he does in reference to helping me build my additional bear facilities NOTE:  I had not paid Myself,or him  for any of the construction,maintenance work done in past years .  Not only did I/we build my bear facilities = physical work,upkeep..  (I too keep track of everything to do with any monies/cost ,expenditures..)  
 
   

NOT A PARK! 

Visit this video: Brave & Freedom just a glimpse - their bear cub foraging days...

Visit this link: Me & My Husband working on my beautiful bear facility.Over the years we have done all the construction ,and Maintenance outside of 1 day - that volunteers had kindly helped, but I have to say - we kind of take pride in doing the work ourselves. All upkeep is done by us too.

WATCH THIS VIDEO LINK - 2nd stage "MY LITTLE FORAGER "BEAR CUB LIBERTY" turn volume up.

WATCH THIS VIDEO LINK "MY LITTLE FORAGER "BEAR CUB LIBERTY"

The facts! This Is an educational Environmental educational Link.

I/we = Me and my Husband pay taxes and morgage on my/our home & my/our private property

"BUMBLES & BLIZZARD"
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"FREEDOM"
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"LIBERTY"
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Me & my Brave
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I RECEIVED "STORM" 1-30-15 WEIGHING ONLY 12 LBS.
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THIS PHOTO TAKEN ON: 2-19-15
3-1-13 (4) cubs of the year arrived
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All cubs I received from biologist in 2013 went in with surrogate sows
"BRAVE CUB" 2014 Cub of the year :o)
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PHOTO: 2-15-15 BLIZZARD WEIGHT GAIN 4 LBS WEEKLY
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BLIZZARD FEMALE YEARLING 16LBS. ON 1-22-15 WHEN I RECEIVED HER

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1-30-15 "STORM" THE YERALING 12 LBS. FEMALE

PHOTO OF STORM YEARLING 2-15-15
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I RECEIVED HER ON: 1-30-15 WEIGHING ONLY 12 LBS.
BLIZZARD HAD A FEW QUILLS REMOVED NEAR HER LEFTEYE
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BLIZZARD FEMALE YEARLING 16LBS. ON 1-22-15 WHEN I RECEIVED HER
I HAVE BLIZZARD & STORM IN ONE OF MY SMALL PENS
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THEY EACH HAVE SEPERATE DENS,AND SEEM TO HAVE LITTLE INTEREST IN ONE ANOTHER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 NEW ARRIVALS :1-22-15 "BLIZZARD" A FEMALE YEARLING WEIGHING 16 LBS.ARRIVED;NOT ONLY WAS SHE UNDERWEIGHT-SHE TOO HAD PORCUPINE QUILLS NEAR HER LEFT EYE - I TOOK HER TO THE VET 2X'S,AND SHE IS FAIRING WELL- I HAVE BEEN GIVING HER TERRAMYCIN FROM THE VERY BEGINNING - SHE HAS RECOVERED COMPLETELY,AND I HAVE BEEN SUPPLEMENTING HER WITH IMMEDIATE CARE SUPPLIES,HER ALONG WITH ANOTHER SMALL YEARLING ;THAT I RECEIVED ON: 1-30-15 NAMED "STORM" A FEMALE YEARLING ONLY WEIGHING 12 LBS. THESE BEARS WERE UNDER WEIGHT AND IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE CARE; I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT BOTH OF THEM ARE DOING VERY WELL :o) I HAVE MORE POSTED ON MY FB PAGE ABOUT THE RESCUE...

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"BRAVE"
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MY MAINE BEAR CUB PHOTOS

Brave & Freedom foraging,and resting...
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I have been documenting repetitive natural foraging skills+other cub instinc behavior patterns

11-3-14 Brave & Freedom Torpor setting In!
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MY SMART INSTINCTIVE BEARS - AWESOME DEN :o)

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SURVIVOR
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Photo Zone :o)

UPDATE: Hi Everyone, My interenet provider: hciwireless - will no longer be carrying email service after the New Year - So I now have another email - It Is: dawnlindabrown@earthlink.net 

April 5,2014 Brave cub arrived weighing 6 lbs.
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How she has developed.She has been foraging on acorns balacing on oak limbs, up in the canopy :o)

12-15-13 Survivor active in morning-ate snow...
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2013 CUBS SURVIVOR FOREST SPRUCE - NEST DEN
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11-27-13 It was 31 degrees/ wind-chill

 

 
Repedative behavior...Looking back at just a tiny bit of past bear cub data/Notes ; that  I had observed during torpor..©Dawn L. Brown - bear observations - research data“Survivor” “Forest” “Spruce” Torpor setting in... They continue to show similar traits, attributes as other bears; that I have had during this seasonal time frame. I just took this pick early this a.m. 11-27-13 It was 31 degrees/ wind-chill same=warmer than yesterday, another dusting of light snow/ice covered landscape. As the morning went on ;heavy rain arrived, with southeast winds-They were sound asleep at the base of the oak on the South side, curled-up in their beautiful nest den; that they have been working on; they made it even bigger since yesterday. One bear; I believe it to be Forest, had raised his head and sniffed the air, and then quickly the other 2 ,and they immediately got startled and treed. I hope it was not because I was taping/video recording, I was zooming in, and too very quiet, but bears even when torpor are still are alert, and will be on guard. I quickly left, and do not believe they knew I was even there, but I will post some video soon. I am very happy with the way they are behaving, and how they are using their natural instinctive behavior; they are amazing...I feel so blessed :o)

Brave & Freedom Torpor setting In
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11-2-14

Brave & Freedom Torpor setting In
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MORNING 11-3-14 THEY MADE AN AWESOME DEN!

"BRAVE CUB" 2014 Cub of the year :o)
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The deer flies, mosquitos were bothering Freedom!
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She was diging for roots just prior to this photo I took :o)

"BRAVE CUB" 2014 Cub of the year :o)
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"BRAVE CUB" 2014 Cub of the year :o)
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Freedom arrived on:6-3-14 her weight 6-5-14=12lbs
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Brave & Freedom are developing & behaving simular to prior cubs I have observed over the years !


2015 annual report

I had gone from 4 bottle feedings. to 3,to 2..
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On 3-27-13 (weights=1 female 2lbs,1 male 2-1/2 lbs,1 male 2-1/2 lbs)

2013 The cubs are growing...photo ęDawn L. Brown
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They will be staying In rehabilitation for a while..

ASSESSING THE SUCCESSFUL REINTRODUCTION OF REHABILITATED BEARS $5,836.00 Check issued 1-28-11/ monies are generated from lottery tickets, and nothing is taken from the general fund=no tax dollars from the people, but none the less it was a State check / Outdoor Heritage Fund awarded $5,826/2 satellite collars To: SECOND CHANCE WILDLIFE, INC. DAWN L. BROWN I appreciated the grant. Take Note Though: I will no longer accept any grant monies - because sometimes to many influences get involved. Most of the monies by far; that I have received thus far in donations-has now come from private donors, and that is exactly what I want = No Ties to government/State and or/ federal, unions , or special interest-funding/monies. I sent the IRS a certified letter on August 29,2014,and they received it on :9-2-14 I have not gained a response yet = months have gone by. I am In hope that they will comply/or should I say; that Indeed would be a wise decision on their part.

 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 



I will do slide show presentations for those who would like to learn more about bears; I hope to educate others so that they will better understand the truths,and the myths about bears.If libraries,
Parks, Conservation Groups, Home Schooling  groups, Public Schools, Universities, Private Schools, Charter Schools, Schools of Faith, Churches, The Scouts, and any others whom are interested In learning about bear cub rehabilitation, development, and behavior, and bear conservation; I will gladly try to schedule a time frame that works. I do work for a living but I will do the best I can.




Immediate care 3 Male cubs arrived 5-29-12
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Weights: 5lbs,6 1/2lbs,7 lbs ( Cubs are doing well :o)
2012 bear cub rehabilitation
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3-20-12 (8/9 week old cubs)
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2012 autumn;the cubs are doing well :o)

2013
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I am pretty sure this Is "Spruce" Typically I go through video to be 100% sure

2013 more suppliments...
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Immediate care suppliments are costly..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








 (5) UNDERWEIGHT BEAR CUBS ARRIVED;Were tagged,weighed,measured on 1-8-13;They all gained weight-3 are very chub cubs,and 2 smaller but gaining..:o)  
(10-31-12 (1) male cub weighing 11½ lbs) (11-1-12 (1) male cub weighing 12 lbs) (11-19-12 (1) female cub weighing 16lbs)(11-21-12 (1) moose calf/cow underweight)(11-25-12 (1) male bear cub weighing 14 lbs) (12-21-12 (1)Female bear cub weighing 16lbs 
I am very happy to say that they seem to be doing well! One day at a time...I will update more Information soon...
2012 Total = (14 bear cubs (2) were soft released,and (2) that are almost yearlings are denning out in the woods/wild,(5) are in the smaller bear pen,and arrived late,and another one  just arrived December 21st;they were underweight and needed care.(5 bears are in the den box sleeping torpor) (2013(4) cubs arrived and surrogate sows were found for the cubs.I will only rehabilitate,and observe bears now.I will no longer rehabilitate cervids .Update:10-24-13 The deer have been released for over 2 months, they have been seen from time to time , and do not seem to skittish at all (1) In particular  ,but on a good note; they have been able to survive thus far out here on the Mtn. = I have seen them over 2 miles away out in the woods. ,and too they will show up in our yard under the apple trees, and out in the yard where we have imperial white tail clover growing - some other folks have seen the deer ,but the deer have not caused any issues as of yet; I tell folks to just ignore them, and they will eventually disperse. They seem to making a circle and using patterns/trails that are used by wild deer, and I a can only hope; that they will hook up, and stay with the wild deer, once yarding takes place, later in the season-I do not know what there fate will be, and I can only hope that they will make it through deer season, and stay out of trouble-I prefer to not put them back captivity ;because I believe it not necessary and would not be fare to the deer-It Is out my hands now- I rehabilitated these deer as a favor; having the area, and  they were bottle fed and raised by others during the early stages of development, but take note I certainly am not putting blame on anyone; because rehabilitation is not easy, and it is not a complete failure-for there are coyotes and bears around here and amazingly; they have been able to survive=they must be able to sense something/or another.   
My focus Is with bears, and that is all I will be rehabilitating, and I am starting to gain very positive results=they are often collard once released to the wild, and long term data is gathered ;thus enabling me to evaluate my rehabilitation methods, and if they are successful. It Is Time that has given me answers to these  questions. 
My vet had to suture this injured bear cub.
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Cub wounded warrior has healed and is doing great!
2012 bear cub rehabilitation
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7 bear cubs in 3 acre facility(7-16-12=6 month old cubs just being bears:o)
5-14-10
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23 lb Small bear yearling/ approximately 16 moths old
6-15-10 coplin in 3 acre pen foraging
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HE WAS RELEASED 6-17-10

I have received 40 bears over the year thus far in need of rehabilitation.To learn more go to this link.

Six bear cubs in the 3 acre pen:o) 2011
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Cubs resting in an Oak tree:Bear habitat "Bear cub rehabilitation"
Bur cub in smaller bear pen
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exhibiting wild cub behavior
Some supplement feeding can be necessary
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Puppy chow,esbilac,fast balance-G.I.,bene-bac,and it is also foraging too!
7-25-10 Bur cub way up in oak tree (3 acre pen)
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Second Chance Wildlife,Inc. Store! "BEAR ESSENTIALS"

Oxbow was released August 2011 at age 7 months
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6-24-12 satillite reading;This bear has given insight on cub release!Living life as a wild bear!

Satillite collars granted to SCWI from MOHF.
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Sundance & Brother just being wild bears.I am also able to check their local;latest reading 6-24-12





I have noticed over the years from placing bear cubs in a natural habitat that they have indeed had an opportunity to use their natural bear skills,and instincts, that they seem to visibly already have in place from the get go;the cubs simply needed an opportunity of being exposed to an environment that is similar to what bears in the wild have.The bear facilities give the orphaned cubs protection,and I truly believe that the mother sow intent is to protect the cubs rather than teach them.I am not saying that they may not learn from her at all ,but as I state documented  facts=thus being ; I have never had to teach the cubs how to climb trees,swim,or forage; they did this all on their own.Once bear cubs are placed in the 3 acre natural habitat rehabilitation facility;they are being exsposed to what bears need most;bear habitat, so that they can explore, and indeed use the skills, that they already have in place;they enhance their skills naturally.ALLOWING BEARS TO BE BEARS IS THE KEY:o)

"Bur Cub" 8-15-10 in a beech tree.
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8-16-10 Bur was released with a satellite collar,ear tagged,weight 44lbs. Healthy yearling weight!

Bur cub's winter den check on 1-10-11 (Downeast)
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Weight 30 lbs

10cc fast balance GI 3x daily
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Bur was in the: DownEast Study

2011 bear den study yearling report (100% Female Yearling Survival (17/17) Males, 15/26 (58%))

6-6-10 (7lb 4oz male cub)
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Dawn with the new arrival "BUR" the bear cub.

 

Rain=cubs & yearling bears going up in trees
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Cub Lubec

6-12-09 Lubec cub arrived weighing 10 lbs
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He was release 10-16-09 and did well living in the wild:o)

Blackberry Bushes thick in the smaller bear pen
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Cub Lubec liked the thick cover the pen provided

Keeping wild animals in need of rehabilitation WILD! Time gives experience,and teaches much on what to do ,and what not to do. Understanding wild animal behavior allows an animal to have human avoidance behavior (Take note:giving them space,leaves them not wanting anything to do with you=(avoidance),and in turn makes it aware to them that you want nothing to do with them either=keeping them wild.Though some wildlife rehabilitators may have a bit different view on this issue than I...to me, it is what seems to be working best over the long haul of experience.(I keep records,and believe it is critical to understanding what may be in the best interest of the animal.After the rehabilitation process,it is helpful when animals can be monitored collard,ear tagged,tattooed by biologist so we know what is working & what is not.


 

"Coplin" way up in the tree! 3 acre pen 5-18-10
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He is doing well=using his skills in the large enclosure,he forages & is still getting supplements.

23 lb yearling arrived 5-11-10 in need of care
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Smaller bear pen

Coplin was ear tagged & tattooed
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released 6-17-10
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The little male yearling bear named "Coplin" went into the 3 acre pen on 5-17-10


The 23 lb yearling was very lethargic for the first couple days. I have been feeding out supplements to help the little one along.I guess it  was quite an event for this little bear.He was located up in Rangeley/coplin plantation-John Cochese had called Game warden Reggie Hammond ,and had told him the bear was hanging around for a few days on his porch,and in his barn,and that it seemed hungry.There was quite a bit of food that this bear was getting into.The little bear had been caught eventually with a catch pole;that being a bit  of a process in itself,we were told.The little bear had been in the carrier for a while,and then on the road traveling too..by the time we had gone to pick him up in Farmington,the little bear seemed very tired,and under stress.The supplements I have been administering have turned him around completely within a few days. I have been monitoring  behavior, and health frequently, making sure everything is okay ;to the best of my ability=whenever we are not at work.I think the peacefulness,and the quiet where we are located has helped the little yearling relax, and heal too.Now that the Little bear "Coplin" seems to be  feeling so much better, we had moved him into the 3 acre pen on 5-17-10 ; so he can just be a bear! This little bear will be released once showing a bit of growth, while also gaining more strength;the 3 acre pen will help greatly with this process! 

Correspondence from biologist Randy Cross:Most bears that weigh over 20 lbs in the den do survive, by the skin of their teeth maybe, but they usually do make it. 40-50 lbs is closer to the average we've been seeing in recent years. Weight is only a relative measure of body condition - a 25 lber can be a little butterball or a skinny bear. This one appears to be more the latter.6-17-10 Coplin the bear was released back to the wild.He took off into the woods, and disappeared.There were lots of wild strawberries around; everywhere we had looked.On 5-11-10 Coplin weighed 23 lbs on arrival.On 6-17-10 Coplin weighed 48 lbs when released.

"Visit The Photo Zone too"

 

Biologist James Hall said the Bear cub was around a residence for about two weeks, no sign of the mother.He said the Cub was feeding in a commercial compost pile and was curled up on the individuals porch and stayed around the house for the entire period.He said the owner called an ADC agent and was concerned about the cub and wanted to know if he caught it would someone take care of it.He also added that the Cub was very tame, could walk right up to it.  Not aggressive at all, owner borrowed a catch pole, and enticed the cub with food & the cub came right over .No reported car/bear accidents or known shootings.  There are active blueberry fields nearby with bee hives, female could have been shot? The bear was picked up on the Dixie Road in South Lubec. Agent who picked up the cub was Dayrl  McCurdy.

-I would like to say thanks to Biologist Tom Schaffer who had first called about the little cub,James Hall,Daryl McCurdy, and all the other folks involved with wanting to help this little bear cub. 

This cub is still elusive even in the smaller pen,the only reason I am even able to get a photo is because it hides in the log whenever it hears something; I am able to take a quick photo at the entrance of the log.Just recently when there was a break in the weather,and while also outgrowing the hollow log; cub lubec is foraging, and resting in the blackberry patch. When the little cub goes into the large facility It will more difficult to monnitor its behavior, health...for it hides so much of the time.(Need more monitor cameras) If there was more than one cub in rehabilitation at this time, odds are they would be in the larger pen because I believe there would probably be a bit more visible cub activity.I am going to give this cub just a bit longer before the big move into the large pen, by also preventing any worries of any possible escape i,e, I have had very young cubs in the large pen prior, but they were raised from neonates and were larger than cubs in the wild (Biologist Randy Cross said Maine Cubs in the wild in June can weigh anywhere from 12 lbs to 17 lbs.) Cubs I  had started in rehab from neonates had weighed in the month of June were 36 lbs & 38 lbs big difference! These cubs were in the larger pen at a much younger age,as you will see if you view the website-these same cubs in the month of March weighed 13 lbs.      

A Note To The General Public:Bears will end up in your yard, near your home, or if you are camping; bears could possibly show up at your campsite:DO NOT FEED THE BEARS! Bear rehabilitation carries out a process of some supplemental feeding that may be necessary to help bear cubs,and/or yearlings that may be malnourished,and also when cubs may become orphaned,and may need just a bit of a boost in the beginning to help grow and develop properly. Here at Second Chance Wildlife a large % of a bears diet consist of what they would consume in the WILD! Keeping bears wild,and preventing conflicts between bears and people is crucial.If the general public ever comes across a wild animal that they feel may be in need of help/immediate care;do not go near it ! Call a Wildlife biologist and/or Game warden, Animal control officer, or a licenced Wildlife Rehabilitator who specializes in bears to help assess the situation, and make sure the animal is in need of care to begin with."If You Care Leave Them There" This little cub was in need of rehabilitation for it is believed to have been orphaned,little cub is doing very well! He goes into the hollow log, and hides when I go to feed him some supplements that are needed at this time.This cub is also forging in the smaller of the two pens, and has dug at the logs diligently,it also has made a couple day beds,and has runways through the blackberry bushes, this cub seems to have good cub behavior-the pen is thick with blackberry bushes,dandelion greens,grasses, small trees/logs... giving the little cub great cover.The cub just needs to do a bit of growing (Supplemental feeding consist of e.g. esbilac milk formula,puppy chow in a dish,fruit, while also foraging on greens,larvae....) bear cubs in the wild are weaned at approximately 5 months age from the mother sow.In rehabilitation I work on weaning cubs much earlier from the bottle.This little cub seems pretty content and docile while in the natural environment that is helping that exposes the cub to use its skills that are in place.It would be a bit better if there was another cub for "lubec" to be with; while in rehabilitation,but I am happy to say ;that little growing Lubec seems to have  good cub skills for being a single cub. I hope to be able to have the cub go into the 3 acre bear pen soon;then it will have the opportunity to climb tall trees,swim,forage on a variety of natural feed;letting me have an oppertunity to monitor the cubs potential skills,and behavior prior to release.On rainy days Cub Lubec has been in his log for the most part -the rainy weather has put a damper on him exploring...rain ,rain go away and come back another day!!! I have noticed that the cub has been dragging grasses into the log;making it a bit more comfortable,while adding more camouflage at the entrance of the hollow log.(good behavior).When the rain subsides you can see where the cub's activity is visible throughout the pen.(little cub territory) Take Note:As time went on  Lubec grew and developed amazingly well for being a single cub In rehab=he never seemed lonely, and too had kept his wild instinctive behavior.Lubec contributed very Good data during rehab and after being released to the wild at 9 months age=he had proved that he could successfully den up on his own, and wake up in the Spring, and do fine throughout the Summer into autumn= This rehabilitation process had worked well for this particular cub being released at 9 months age.     

Cub has been scratching at loggs!
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You can see where the cub made a day bed when not raining!

     

2006 Ice & Frosty
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Clibmbing oak tree Take Note:No leaves on trees/cubs are approximatltly 12/14 weeks age




 5 acres now fenced In.My Bear rehabilitation/temporary sanctuary for bears.This facility gives bears an opportunity to just be bears; while also preparing them  to return to the wild ! Having a chance to monitor bear behavior has  been rewarding -the learning never ends.

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Lubec in 3 acre pen photo 10-11-09
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Released into the wild on 10-16-09
2006 Ice & Frosty In rehab
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12 + weeks age (cubs can swim very young -pure Instinktive Behavior)
 
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-Dawn L. Brown (I have been able to resolve this issue,after several correspondences= they did remove my data from their site,and I certainly appreciate them indeed making the correct decision )  photos,and Data, I have gathered over time, that is posted on my website, youtube channel,and fb page, and also data I gather from my live streaming/monitor  - Is not to be used without my permission © Dawn L. Brown   
No one can take credits for my data-It Is against the law.
BEAR CUB CARE: © Dawn L. Brown   
The cubs in my beautiful three acre pen,now have 2 more acres = 5 acres:o)  I must say that all the cubs I have observed over the years have had many abilities at a very young age; I document everything I witness . The cubs  were climbing trees, walking in the snow, and swimming, at a bit over three months of age,and ironically Ice & Frosty from 2006 once placed in an environment with trees & water had seemed to have development a bit faster physically with their skills; to swim,and climb trees, compared to even bear cubs that I have received at:4-5 months of age, that had been orphaned after had been out of their den with their mother sow=bear cubs in the wild may not disburse from their den In the Northern parts of the State; as late as the later part of April,and even into early May.though Ice & Frosty were attached/dependant to me, from having been raised from neonates,they too were exposed to the natural elements at an earlier age, thus proving they indeed have great skills/natural instinks in place when exposed to a natural Invironment.The biggest Task with neonates, for me has indeed been trying to figure out how to have them be instinctively wild mentally , not just physically= I noticed that by exposing the cubs to the wild elements at a very young age that they have unbelievable capabilities,and natural instincts in place! I too noticed that from having them from a neonatal stage, and having had to bottle feed every 2-4 hrs, in the beginning of their development; my presence made them feel secure and safe, but as far as them learning skills once they were exposed to the natural habitat enclosure; I was then more of an observer than a teacher. The cubs did not need me to teach them how to swim, climb trees, or forage. Were the cubs a bit scared when they were 50-60 feet up in a tree ? Yes! But they got down on their own without any help, and soon had no fear what-so-ever. As cubs I exposed them to a variety of natural foods. I ground acorns and hazelnuts, berries, larvae, and greens and mixed it in their formula. Not sure if this helped them to forage or not. I believe it would come naturally to them. Update: I know now over the years of experience that it Is pure instinctive behavior! I  continue to learn from this incredible species. In the wild, when cubs are with mother sow the biggest thing she does is protect and teach them to be cautious. A huge part of survival! In rehabilitation, cubs are not experiencing the same "dangers" that they would while in the wild with mother. Their innate survival skills are developed within the large natural enclosure. I have seen the cubs get startled and go way up in a tree (this is great human avoidance behavior). Some cubs are better at this than others. All have unique "animalities".Over time I will learn the most beneficial time to release bears (i.e., cubs or yearlings during active season or den season) Bears at Second ChanceWildlife, Inc. is to be reckoned for having one of the best natural habitat; bear rehabilitation facilities in the Country ,and the # goal is to have bears be returned to the wild,just being bears,and living their lives similar to other bears within the population:o)  
Cubs like Lubec that had been with the mother sow for a period of time i.e.,4+ months;he had held onto very wild traits/instincts, making an earlier release very promising for him (late summer? ,but fall/autumn release worked well) 
  • Very young neonatal cubs in rehab;I believe from experience should either go into a den  with a surrogate sow/ if the option is available, or be released into a pre-made winter den/or den box the following year,or be released at 16 months typical dispersement  from the mother sow in the wild.The reasoning for a later release? is because I have come to the conclusion that  if a bear sow cannot be found for surrogation the neonates ,then the  next best option is for neonatal cubs to stay in rehabilitation longer, so that they can  actually mature mentally,and develop their natural skills within the 3 acre bear natural habitat enclosure.Neonatal cub rehabilitation is difficult from the get-go ,and such young cubs can be imprinted; I/Dawn L. Brown continuously observe and document stages of development whenever the opportunity arises,and  too look at every option that is accessible to prevent them from becoming habituated to humans.Bear cubs such as  Lubec arriving at approximately 4 months, can do very well being released at  a younger age; because he had spent a bit of time with his mother in the wild too after exiting the den;this allowing him to gain complete human avoidance,and being very wild from the beginning.Take Note: Though he only weighed 10 lbs on arrival he was exposed to a complete natural environment.My goal is to duplicate this as much as feasibly can be done while cubs are in rehabilitation under my care. 
  • Positive outlook for neonatal cubs, and/or bottle babies :As neonatal cubs once weaned have an opportunity to develop  in a 5 acre natural environment now; they can eventually develop mentally,and physically similar to bear cubs  in the wild; being given the oppertunity to exibit their skills/instictive behavior,and they will be released back to the wild successfully i.e.,yearling "Ice" and many others; having been eleased  into a winter den the following year has proved to be very effective,and had created a successful release; by her spending time out in the wild prior to waking, seems to have been a + too :o)     


      

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