Monday, November 29, 2010

New Friends

Scooter, Scamp and Greta are now together enjoying their natural habitat! Scooter and Scamp acted as though they had been together for months. Greta was a little more apprehensive than Scooter. By the end of the day though, she warmed up to her new fiend. The other day, all three were playing in the meadow area together. They were tackling each other and rolling around in the long grass. Greta and Scooter have since been busy exploring their new home. I think they have climbed every tree in the area. They don’t just climbed the tree and hang out, but they are also scratching at the bark looking for bugs and eating what leaves are left on the trees. They are already exhibiting the natural behavior one would see in the wild. We know that these three bears will do great together, and we are so happy we could bring them together and give them the live they deserve. The kind of life where they can act like wild bears. We will be posting some new videos of Greta and Scooter on the website during the next week, so keep posted!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Greta and Scooter's Big Day

Greta and Scooter were moved to their new home to join Scamp in their own natural five-acre habitat. It was an exciting day for all involved. We were so happy to see these two youngsters enjoy their new home. With this kind of set up, they will be able to act like wild bears. With Scooter, not only did he have a happy childhood being raised and cared for by IEAS Staff, but now he will have a great adolescence and adulthood. Scooter and Greta were released into the holding area for the first few days to get adjusted to their new surroundings. This is when Scooter climbed his first tree. He did it with such confidence. He almost made it to the top, but instead, decided to come down and join Greta on the jungle gym. The first day, Scamp came over to check things out. Scooter, being the confident bear he is, went right over to the fence to check out his new roomy. The two got along great. They just sat there sniffing each other. Greta, on the other-hand, didn’t want anything to do with it. She found her spot on the jungle gym and settled in for a nap.

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Roommates!

This past week, Dakar, Meyote, Lucky and Lucy got three new roommates. Pixie, Rascal and Rowdy were moved over to join them in their natural five-acre habitat. The transition went very smoothly. The bears seem to be getting along. Pixie, Rowdy and Rascal are just trying to find their own spot to hang out. They have many different areas to choose from. However, they seem to be navigating towards where Dakar and Meyote hang out. They are not timid with these four year old bears. They will sit and watch each other for a while, but the younger bears eventually leave to give them their space. We are very happy with this successful transition. As for Scamp, he will be getting new roommates very soon as Greta and Scooter will eventually join him in the second five-acre habitat. We will keep you updated on their progress.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Animals Thank You

The Staff and animals of IEAS would like to give a big Thank You to Rainbow Plant Sales in Saginaw, Texas. They were generous enough to donate their remaining pumpkin stash after Halloween. As mentioned before, all the animals enjoy the pumpkins. The bears enjoy eating's a nice seasonal treat. While the felines enjoy playing with them...a good seasonal enrichment item. We have plenty of pumpkins for all to enjoy. It is with these generous donations that make it possible to give these animals the best quality of life possible in's what they rightfully deserve. Thank you again for the donation.