Black Bear

Meet Charlie, a black bear cub rescued from the backyard trade in wildlife for pets, and the dedicated team of surrogate “moms” who care for him in his first year of life.

Produced by NHNZ

When Jerry Cade and Sheree Moegle first agreed to looked after Charlie, a six-week old black Bear cub, they had no idea what a wild physical and emotional rollercoaster ride it would be.

Along with Jerry and Sheree, Peggy Callahan and Krista Lewis, all professionals in wild animal care, offer their love, support and expertise, not to mention their homes, to this playful, incredibly cute, but potentially destructive little bear.

Raising Baby Black Bear follows Charlie’s progress from being a totally helpless, dependent infant cub, needing constant care and attention; to an adventurous and feisty one-year old, gaining the confidence he needs to lead a more independent life with other captive members of his species.

Both funny and poignant, Growing Up Black Bear is the story of bonding and love between carers and Charlie, and the dedication and teamwork necessary to raise an infant wild bear cub.

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