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Bear Research

25 Mar 2015 11:48 AM | Jim Taylor (Administrator)

Welcome four of the newest residents of Dale Bumpers WRNWR; Baby bears! Brother and sister cubs weighing over 6 lbs each and two brothers weighing 3.5 lbs each.

In cooperation with the USFWS, AGFC recently conducted two den visits of radio-collared female bears in the Jacks Bay area of the refuge.

These two dens were unique in that they were the first documented ground dens on the refuge. Typically, bears on the refuge den in large trees to avoid floodwaters. Fortunately for these cubs, their mom picked a high elevation area to make their dens BUT with another foot or two rise of the Mississippi River, they will be retreating to the treetops.


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