This was posted by Amanda (Wildlife Center of Virginia Director of Outreach) on the WCV Critter Cam moderated discussion Friday, January 10 after the bear cubs had been moved to the new Bear Complex:
January 10, 2014
11:51 Amanda Nicholson, WCV: I'm not going to stay ... I need to keep cleaning up and processing stuff from the past couple of days -- but I did want to share a fun photo with you!!
11:51 Amanda Nicholson, WCV: So Amber was really really really hoping that we'd be able to ID cub #13-0425 yesterday. You guys will remember this cub ... it's sort of what I think of as our "poster bear" -- because this photo was SO widely used.
11:51 Amanda Nicholson, WCV: This is also our "tramadol face" bear in that ridiculously cute video. Best video of 2013.
11:52 Amanda Nicholson, WCV: So ...
Photos are the property of the Wildlife Center of Virginia
11:53 Amanda Nicholson, WCV: He came in at 1.16 kg ... and is now 55.3 kg!
11:53 Comment From Randy @ Wildlife Center: Good grief!
The photos from the left are:
April 14, 2013 - Bear cub 13-0425 on day of admission - 1.16 kg
August 1, 2013 - Sedated cub 13-0425 on the day of transfer from the original bear pens to the new Large Mammal Isolation Enclosure - 12.1 kg - being held by Amber (Certified Wildlife Rehabilitator)
January 9, 2014 - Anesthetized cub 13-0425 during the move from the LMIE to the new Bear Complex - 55.3 kg - with Amber
This is the video Amanda was referring to (tramadol face): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMkNFOZ8fmM