Webcam features adorable, orphaned black bear cub

Mia Fitzharris
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Webcam features adorable, orphaned black bear cub

When two black bear cubs named Mike and Ike lost their mother to a deer hunting accident, they were taken to the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge in Pittstown, N.J. After Ike sadly died over the weekend due to unknown causes, the center along with the website NJ Advance Media thought of a way to bring attention to Mike’s ongoing recovery… A live webcam!
The refuge center’s executive director, Tracy Leaver, said, “We hope this inside look at the rehabilitation effort here at Woodlands will serve to educate the public,” adding, “We want to engage and educate the public about black bears.” Eventually, Mike will be introduced to his surrogate mother. Until then, you can watch the live camera 24 hours a day on the Woodlands Wildlife website. While you’re there, you can also donate and help rehabilitate animals back into the wild. Just a note of caution: The center says it’s not responsible for bodily functions that occur between feedings and warns that the little guy may sometimes crawl out of the frame of the fixed camera angle, so “bear” with them. Their pun, not ours!