February 19, 2013
Orphaned black bears are seen playing in a tree inside an 8-acre forested enclosure in Lyme, N.H. Ben Kilham is the state’s only licensed bear rehabilitator. Typically he cares for three to five black bear cubs each winter. But when a bad year for feeding followed a good one for breeding, he ended up with 27 orphaned bears to to take care of for the winter.
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When a bad year for feeding followed a good one for breeding, New Hampshire’s only licensed bear rehabilitator ended up with 27 orphaned cubs instead of the usual three or four.