TOWNSEND, Tenn. — Two new bear cubs arrived at Appalachian Bear Rescue on Saturday from Fentress County, where they will be cared for as they continue to grow healthily.
They are 5-month-old siblings; one is male and one is female. The male is named Cosmo and the female cub is named Lemon Drop. They were transported to ABR after they were orphaned, after a landowner shot their mother after she broke into a dog pen, according to officials.
Officials said the cubs will likely spend a few days in Hartley House as they adjust to their new environment. The house was built to accommodate young cubs in need of a climate-controlled space and special care.
The cub siblings weigh around 26 pounds each and appeared to be in good health, according to officials.