Female bear cub reunited with brothers at Appalachian Bear Rescu

Female bear cub reunited with brothers at Appalachian Bear Rescue

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The girl cub has been nicknamed Carrie Bear.  Her brothers are Bennie and Jerry. (source: ABR) The girl cub has been nicknamed Carrie Bear. Her brothers are Bennie and Jerry. (source: ABR)

TOWNSEND (WATE) - A bear cub was reunited with two of her siblings at the Appalachian Bear Rescue on Friday.

In early March, three month-old cubs were found abandoned in a box on the side of a road in Westminster, South Carolina.  Two of the cubs were brought to ABR, but the third bear was sent to Charles Towne Landing because it needed immediate care.

Now that the female cub is healthy, she was brought to ABR.

Rescuers said the three siblings are now a little over a month old and weigh 4.5 pounds each.

The girl cub has been nicknamed Carrie Bear.  Her brothers are Bennie and Jerry.

The Appalachian Bear Rescue has been returning bears back to the wild since 1996. Carrie Bear is almost the 200th bear to be taken in.

"We have been successful returning black bear cubs to the wild because we minimize human contact," said Heather Ripley, ABR spokeswoman. "Our curators are bottle feeding the cubs right now, but as the cubs get bigger and are able to stand and walk on their own, human contact will be diminished until there's no direct contact at all."

For daily updates, you can go to the Appalachian Bear Rescue Facebook page or their website.

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