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James Robinson: Every Bear Has His Day

on August 11, 2015 - 6:40pm
Layton, a Black Bear cub weighed just over 4 pounds when discovered inside a small crate. Courtesy photo
 
By JAMES ROBINSON
Los Alamos

Earlier this spring, Layton, a Black Bear cub came to Dr. Kathleen Ramsay's Cottonwood Rehab in desperate need of help.

Layton was found inside a crate outside a feed store in Tijeras and only weighed 4.25 pounds. Although challenging, Dr. Ramsay and Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation worked together to raise the funds to help her get Layton to a releasable weight.

Despite the challenges, Layton now weighs more than 50 pounds and is very much a bear. Although, he still loves to play with his blanket that he has had from the beginning.

Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation logo. Courtesy image

With Dr. Ramsay’s considerable wildlife rehabilitation talent and the extraordinary weather we have had, Dr. Ramsay is expecting that Layton can be released back into the wild in the next couple months. However, the cost will continue to rise as his dietary needs increase.

Cottonwood Rehab logo. Courtesy image

In the end, his release will add him to the long list of successful cases Dr. Ramsay has had over her 30 years of wildlife rehab.

To see more of Dr. Ramsay’s work, support her efforts or learn more about Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation, visit www.facebook.com/LandofEnchantmentWildlifeFoundation or www.landofenchantment.org.


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