Cam 3: Bear Cub Sleeping Area

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  1. Nadine says:

    Three cubs on the top shelf all entwined and cuddling, licking each other. I never knew cubs from different mothers would do this. They look so happy, you would never know they had lost their mothers! Thank you Lake Tahoe WC for all that you do. I would volunteer if I were physically able to. In fact, if I ever recover, I will try to come there to work/live. Such fabulous work that you do.
    And these cams are just a terrific way to share what you do with the world.
    Bless you all, and the cubs/animals!

  2. Mimi at Tahoe says:

    Weird! At least 4 if not 5 or 6 or 7 cubs on the top shelf so quiet I thought the camera was stuck! Watching someone out of camera range. Nobody in the playroom. Nothing but melon rinds in the dining room.

  3. KC says:

    Yes they wrestle big time one was pushed from the shelf to the ground in the feeding area yesterday, then another near by came up to check on him.. He seemed ok,stunned maybe.

  4. Mimi at Tahoe says:

    Oh-wow! A bunch of cubs on top shelf and another big kid wants to join them. Pushes, and makes it. And then another one decides it’s too crowded. Is this a version of the college students in a VW game? That climbing tree is getting a workout, too!

  5. Mimi at Tahoe says:

    Two cubs rasseling bigtime on the top shelf. Supposed to be nap-time!

    • KC says:

      Yes they wrestle big time one was pushed from the shelf to the ground in the feeding area yesterday, then another near by came up to check on him.. He seemed ok,stunned maybe.

  6. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Three very lively cubs upstairs here. Rasseling bigtime! I hope one is Tahoe and she’s having some fun.

    • Geri Sullivan says:

      Hello, Can anyone answer my questions? I thought the siblings from Paradise were supposed to be in the Bobcat Enclosure, but I never see two? Just the one that looks anxious for company. Which bear is it that moves up and down on the log in the Bear Cub Play Area in the lower corner? Why is he/she doing that? Where will you put the latest and littlest 9th bear cub to arrive?
      Geri Sullivan

      • Michelle says:

        Geri, the female from Paradise in in the bobcat enclosure. She is in isolation due to an injury. her brother is in the bear house with the other cubs. Tahoe is the one you see pacing, altho she has settled down in the last couple days (I think) The new cub is not on the webcam, she is in a separate enclosure as she is quite small and not ready for the big kids

  7. Linda G says:

    If I’m guessing right, Tahoe has been on the upper ledge for a while, with Meyers (and another cub or two, occasionally) trying to get up there. She seemed to be fending them 0ff with the bear cub equivalent of a scowl.
    Really great to see both of them up there now, with toys and a ball. Looks like she’s defending space and her toy – but they’re both up there interacting. Glad they’re similar size/weight. Tahoe sure likes that striped toy. It must be really durable!

  8. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Two cubs on the top shelf in here — one snoozing, one fidgeting. That adds up to SIX if they haven’t gone from room to room. Wow! Nice timing . . . if it was going to happen this way. No momma but lots of brothers and sisters.

  9. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    That same cub is back up on the top shelf with a blankie. He has the sweetest face! I think this is the one who came down a couple hours ago, puttered around the milk dish, maybe moved the black teddy bear, and I was surprised to see him head back toward the bedroom favoring the back left leg! He wasn’t even stepping on it! He has a light color tag in his right ear. He’s restless. The back left leg is hurting him; he tries several positions before putting his weight on it. Heal, sweetheart!

  10. Kat says:

    Is this the hurt little cub? Hope he’s feeling better!

    • Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

      I think so, Kat. It’s 6:30 p.m. and he’s on the top shelf, has a blankie, light color tag in his right ear. Just snuggled up behind the vertical log. In the food room were scraps on the floor and a yellow dish of milk. Now he’s climbed down, out of camera range.

  11. Kat says:

    Ooh I see a bear laying down licking his perch..wonder what he found!

    • Kat says:

      LOL little bear up top, big bear butt facing the cam as his much larger pal goes up to bug him. Cute. Looks like one is ready for hibernation and one just arrived, such a difference in them! Little bear wants to lounge, fluffy butt seems to want to play (or eat, eating an empty rind).

  12. KC says:

    Nice to see the bears at 2:45am lights are on in the sleeping area and feeding area.

  13. Kat says:

    You two fuzzy cubbies need to make room for Charliecub to snuggle too! *stern look*

  14. Kat says:

    oooh looks like 2 fuzzycubbies!

  15. BearLover says:

    Awww a sleepy bear!

  16. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Yes, there’s a bear cuddled on the top shelf.

    • Deanna says:

      They kept the two Carson Pass cubs so the little girl could put on some more weight before letting them run free. These two are so fun to watch because that little girl can sure run fast to get away from her much bigger brother. Ally and the Donner bear were taken away a few weeks ago and hopefully they are running and playing somewhere near Tahoe now.

  17. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Are there still bears in here? Oh, boy, am I out of the loop. “Bianca,” my Subaru Justy has died. I’ll have to pay Blue-GO to get to the board meeting Tuesday night. And they won’t let me audit the training. It’s filled up. I sent my check, but it hasn’t been cashed. So what’s a girl to do? Sit in the sun and do bleeping cross-stitch?????

  18. Tina (Redding) says:

    The concrete pool is overflowing in the bear cub play area!

  19. Geri Sullivan says:

    Is the little Luther bear not well that they didn’t release them? Funny with her ‘strong’ personality that she didn’t get enough to eat. Sending positive thoughts that these will be healthy, happy WILD bears soon.

    • Denise says:

      She just wasn’t at the weight we hoped but after hibernation the bears DO lose weight. Since this is a Spring release it will give us time to fatten her up & there will be more for them to eat after her release. She IS a spunky one though- watched the two of them ” bear wrestling” today and she is tough! They chased -batted-and “literally” drug each other all over the place!

      • Deanna says:

        I am just happy both of them are still together. I thought they might release her brother and leave her because she did look awfully small to me. This way it least she can be with her brother when you do finally release them. Do you know how long the brother will stay with her once they are released? I dont have a clue if they will even stay together or not. They both sure are cute when they play together.

      • Geri Sullivan says:

        Thank you for the reply.

        Looks like the natives are getting restless :-)

        Little Luther Bear looks so small, but I am so glad that CFW let the siblings stay together. It has to bring comfort to both of them. Thank you to all of you for what you do to keep our animals healthy and wild!

  20. Mimi Routh - South Lake Tahoe says:

    One cub has waked up and is moving a bit, coming to terms with things. Her eyes catch the light wonderfully. Her little buddy is awake, too. The big one is either doing her Pilates or she’s scratching her back and sides against the log. This time tomorrow . . . freedom! No people! Just sunshine and the whole world to check out!

  21. Mimi Routh - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Thank you both, Tina and Deanna, for your info. I also am not on FB. I left after much consideration. I do go to board meetings — love to listen to all the great ideas. Cheryl did say something about not feeding the cubs too much before their release because then they would be most uncomfortable when they can’t find a salad bar out in the wild and they would be hungry. She didn’t seem to know exactly how this release would come about. . . . I plan to re-take the training in May. As the season warms up, I’ll tell what I know. Got birds, frogs and squirrels in my own yard, but the neighbor horses don’t come back from their winter home until mid-May. Our newspaper features readers’ photos, and they showed a gorgeous family of four bears at Fallen Leaf Lake. XO XO

    • Deanna says:

      That makes sense they wouldnt feed these cubs that much before release. We just spotted some very fresh bear poop near our house here in Gold Run yesterday so they are out and about here at 3500 feet.

  22. Deanna says:

    On Facebook today Tom said that Fish and Wildlife will be coming Thursday to get ‘some’ or all of the cubs to release them. They are going to be getting food until they come and get them. The Luther Bears were walking around and the little girl is still tiny to me. It was funny because Ally and the Donner cub were afraid of her and ran back under the shelf to hide.

    • Tina of Redding says:

      Deanna – That’s funny about Ally & the Donner cub being afraid of the little girl. Maybe Tom will let us know the weights of all of them after they go for release. And, “maybe” if the little girl is still too small she won’t be going anywhere yet.? Also, thanks for the release info because as I’ve said, I’m not on Facebook so I’m out of the loop.

  23. Tina of Redding says:

    Yea! Tom & Cheryl did some cleaning in the playroom and Tom spread some food around for the kids. They will be happy cubbies now!

  24. Tina of Redding says:

    I can see 3 of the 4 cubs are up. The two Luther cubs are in the playroom area looking for food & water. Thanks Deanna for the info.

    • Deanna says:

      I see Ally and the Truckee bear in here awake. They were just playing a little bit while they both are lying under the shelf. Now they are laying there cleaning themselves. The two Luther cubs are sleeping under the shelf in the feeding room again so I missed while they were up. I wonder if they are going to feed them or if they want them to stay sleeping for now?

  25. Tina of Redding says:

    It’s been too quiet on here for quite awhile now & I’m not on Facebook, but was wondering if anyone knows when the last 3 cubs will be released? It seems the bears in the wild are starting to come out of hibernation now. These cubs must be getting thirsty & hungry I would think.

    • Deanna says:

      I have been wondering the same thing as you. I know the bears are awake down here and the Bear League has pictures of Tahoe bears awake as well. There are four bears still at LTWC. The two in here are Ally (from Alpine meadows) and the Truckee bear. The Luther bear cubs are in the feeding room. Tom told me on facebook that the big brother is sleeping on top of the little girl protecting her so that is why you only see one in there. He said they are all going to be released in the spring so that should be soon. I hope they get a good few days of eating before they come to release them but we will see.

  26. Deanna says:

    Someone has woken up and realized its buddies are not in here anymore. It is smelling the logs and climbed way up top looking and smelling and now it is down below waking up its friend. I can only see two bears in here now so I think the two Nevada City bears are already gone and I missed the action.

    • Geri says:

      It seems there should still be 4 bear cubs in the ‘big bear cub den’. The San Juan bears aren’t suppose to be release until next week (1/31) and they haven’t said when the Luther bears will be release. But, yes, we must have missed the pick up of the Nevada City bear cubs. I wish them all the best and hope they do well without their mothers or LTWC.

      • Deanna says:

        I “think” two bears are in the feeding room, if you look close under the shelf in that room you can see it least one bear under there. I think the ones in the feeding room are the Luther bears. But then really I dont know who is who in here. I am going to miss these cubs and like you hope they will be OK in the forest.

  27. Kat says:

    Funny, the big 5 are in the little room and the little pair are in the big room, and trying to steal the big 5′s hay!

  28. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Two cubs on the shelf, napping. Lovely!

  29. Kat says:

    Awww bro and sis cuddled up and the others cuddled in the feeding area. So cute.

  30. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    At the moment I think I see the little Luther Pass girl on the top shelf. Another large bear — her brother? — is on the lower shelf. The little minx is reaching through the logs to bother him! At least the ailing bear is back with his friends. Notice all the glossy fur on these kids. That’s Cheryl’s good feeding!

  31. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    He did get a good check-up last night. He weighs 91 pounds! Dr. Willets was explaining the back left leg problem to high school freshman Tatum who is going to be a vet. Sounds like an infection. Horses also get it. Lots better now but he still needs antibiotics. There was talk of letting him back into the general population because they miss him and he misses them. Looks like for a while longer he’s stuck in the bedroom. He’s a handsome bear and will eventually be just fine.

  32. Kat says:

    Guess he had a check up. Hope he’s all well!

  33. Kat says:

    wow he can hide behind the tree lol, still moving a little slowly, any update on his progress?

  34. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Bear is sleeping, moving a little. He sure looks big!

  35. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Our convalescent bear just climbed down for a minute. Now he’s back on the shelf in a new position, front paws together, looking around — or else he’s stretching his neck! Just making the best of things. I understand while he was sedated for medical attention, he got weighed — 80 pounds!

  36. Kat says:

    Awww, he’s pawing at the door, I think he’s lonely!

  37. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Our convalescent bear is awake, looking out, yawning. Cheryl said we would see a volunteer come in here to minister to him. Looks like maybe a pan of water on the floor. Mary, the cams turn off at night. These messages show up, however. Discussion on FB about how this bear got hurt. I have seen them slip badly on some of the climbing logs — especially the one in the food room. Despite high standards of cleanliness, there’s something of a slime and moisture factor. You heal, sweet bear!

  38. Kat says:

    man I typed that badly, PER Mimi is what it should say

  39. Kat says:

    Apparently poor Mimi this bear hurt his leg and needs to rest – the other 2 bears where Chips used to be lost their mom last night and are new, poor babies.

  40. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    It looks like a bear asleep up on the shelf here. Mary, for sure something is going on because there are two bears in the house where the two bobcats were earlier. Something is going on. I’ve seen all the cameras working. That doesn’t explain the shuffling of animals. I’m wondering if the bear in the bedroom is not well. Let’s say a prayer for all of them.

    • Mary Parker says:

      I still can not get any activity on web cams and don’t know why. Will continue to try in hopes that all is well and all are sleeping well.

    • Mary Parker says:

      Thanks for your comments. I still cannot get anything on web cams. Perhaps it is my computer. If you hear or know anything about the what is going on please continue to write posts. Thanks and I will continue to hold positive thoughts for the cubs and all the animals at the LTWC center. Mary

  41. Mary Parker says:

    Apparently all of the web cams are down today. I miss watching those little bears inner act with one another. Have been watching one of them that seems a little removed from the others. This little bear doesn’t seem to eat much, and is alone much of the time. Is this bear doing okay? Thank you for all you do at LTWC. Our community appreciates you and all of the volunteers so very much.

  42. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Wow! Looks like all five are in here! Nobody in the play area. Volunteers squee-geeing the dining room. Garbage on the floor in here. Bears on the decks. I never before saw all of them in the bedroom and the door down! They’re little troopers to put up with this!

  43. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Yep! More cubs napping in here! Just a few shifting pixels as they breathe on the top shelf.

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