This bear cub was born January 15 at Point of View Farm at Beard. Its mother, Rose, was cared for by Joel Rosenthal. Rose is now four-years-old but returns to the farm each December to spend the winter in her “den.” The picture above shows the new cub at 30 days old. Photos courtesy of J. Rosenthal
At forty-two days old, the cub, with his eyes open, appears to have doubled in size in just a few days. Early on, Rosenthal visited the den to give Rose a treat and to check on the cub.
At fifty-one days, the cub has grown into a real cutie. As the weather begins to moderate, Rosenthal, Rose and the cub enjoy long visits and some playtime. Rosenthal has found contentment and rewards in caring for and rehabilitating animals. Being a part of “Rose’s family” may very well top the list.