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February 21, 2018
The first bears in 2018
A female bear will never return to her den, even if she has left her helpless cubs in there.
In January and February 2018 six bear cubs were admitted to the Center for rehabilitation. Two of them were found near Zhukopa village (Tver Region). Their mother was scared out of the den by loggers who made their rounds in the woodlands. The baby bears were only 10 days old, with their eyes and ears still being closed.
The den
Bear cubs' ears open on the 18th-20th day after birth, and eyes, at the age of 1 month.
Baby bears brought at the Center weighed only 800-1000 grams.
Traditionally, the names that we give to bear cubs start with the first letter of the name of the village or area where each cub was found. However, there are some exceptions, if the people who found bear cubs already gave them names.
We have given the cubs from Zhukopa the names Zhenya and Zhora.

Bear cubs Pakhom and Svyatoslav
Another two abandoned bear cubs were found in early February at the entrance of a private house in the city of St. Petersburg.
These cubs were about 2 weeks old when they were brought to the Center, and their eyes and ears were still closed.
People who found and brought the cubs to our Center had called them Pakhom and Svyatoslav.
Just in a couple of days, two more orphaned bear cubs arrived at the Center. The cubs were found in the box left near a waste container in Troitsky District of Moscow Region. A man who discovered the cubs handed the baby bears over to representatives of Moscow Department for Environmental Management and Protection, and they contacted our Center.
When the tiny bears arrived at the Center, their eyes were just opening, which meant that the cubs were about one month old. At the Center, the cubs received names Tolya and Tyoma.

Bear cubs Tolya and Tyoma
Each bear cub arriving at the Center at such an early age needs professional care. The employees of the Center bottle-feed the cubs with special milk formula, perform hygienic procedures, and closely monitor the condition of the baby bears.
Pneumonia that may result from hypothermia poses the major threat to the survival of bear cubs of this age.
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