Gracie

Gracie was born in captivity in the eastern United States. She was confiscated by the Nevada Department of Wildlife due to permit violations when a warden saw her at a travel trailer near Elko. Department officials delivered the very young, 9 ½ pound cub to the Animal Ark on April 22. Like any young animal, she required a great deal of specialized care in bottle feeding, diet, housing, nurturing and exercise. The individual who transported the cub illegally across state lines and then sold her as a pet was charged and found guilty for the offense.

Animal Ark in cooperation with NDOW has successfully released a number of orphaned bears back into the wild. Because of Gracie’s history, she is destined to live the rest of her life in captivity.

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