Two teeny tiny bear cubs were recently rescued from the side of a road — and they will steal your heart.

 Ridgeway and Bonnie Blue, a brother and sister, were found abandoned by the side of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina earlier this month. Responders were unable to find out what happened to their mother, and the little pair was taken in by the Tennessee-based Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR).

Fortunately, the 2-month-old cubs were in good shape, though they were both dehydrated from being on their own for the past 24 hours. According to a post on ABR's Facebook page, Ridgeway was lethargic when he was first found, but soon perked up with the help of some Pedialyte

Now, the rescue is documenting every step of the little cubs' rehabilitation, and the results are adorable. ABR hopes to return the cubs to the North Carolina wilderness when they're big enough. They'll stay in their cozy cage until they learn to eat on their own, and then they'll be transferred to an outdoor area where they can learn to survive in the wild.

In the meantime, the most important thing is to make sure these bears maintain their wild instincts. The bears have very limited human contact and are monitored remotely via a baby monitor.


Responses to "Fierce Little Bears Huff And Puff At Rescuers (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sooooo Sweet, Thank you!

  2. bmfilip says:

    They are so cute. I am so glad they will be treated as wild. And rehabilitated to go back in the wild. Thank you for rescuing them. Thank you for sharing this. I wish good luck to the little bears.

  3. Unknown says:

    They are so sweet. So happy that they were rescued and will be nurtured and able to go live in the wild.

  4. Unknown says:

    Wisconsin's state agency has issued 10,000 killer licenses to shoot, crossbow, and kill a quota of 4,750 black bears September/October 2015 over packs of dogs and bait set since they came out of hibernation. Most killed are always cubs - either spring cubs or a year and a half old. Over 19,000 black bears have been killed in Wisconsin in the past four years. 55% of them less than 2 years old. The state agencies all over the country are funded on killing licenses so killing has been expanded to all public lands, and trapping to 7 months of the year on $5 incentive licenses.

    At this time of massive destruction of natural predators, I do not think their "natural instincts" can ever prepare them for guns and dogs and bait. In this interim, I think rescued bears would better educate the public IN PROTECTION. As a wildlife journalist writing the Madravenspeak living wildlife column for the Capital Times progressive newspaper, I will be looking for orphan cubs to adopt PERMANENTLY and raise in open top fenced acreage with trees and ponds to EDUCATE THE PUBLIC to act to protect our bears from a very political bear hounding and killing minority who are destroying our bears for rugs and heads on walls.

    As long as state wildlife agencies are manned by good ole boys and funded on killing licenses, we will see the other half of world wildlife continue to be destroyed. 1970-2010 WWF studies show that 52% of all wildlife on planet earth was destroyed in just 40 years. Princeton, Berkeley and Stanford scientists are telling us that large mammals including us are the "walking dead" on our way to exiting the planetary stage and soon.

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