Wild Bear Rescue

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About

Wild Bear Rescue tracks the ups and downs of one of Canada’s only shelters for orphaned bear cubs and other animals. In Season 3, the scope of its work is truly something to see. As new cubs are brought in with all kinds of injuries and problems, the previous year’s cubs, now rambunctious yearlings, need to be released to their home territories. Angelika, Peter, Tanja, and their busy volunteers juggle everything from cubs and calves with major traumas to feisty yearlings who manage to escape their pens. On top of the bears, fawns arrive with fractured bones, moose calves limp in after being mauled by dogs or abandoned by their mothers, and otters need to be taught how to fish. Often, Angelika must make difficult choices of whether an animal can recover and ever survive in the wild. Bristling with drama, comedy and irresistible cuteness “Wild Bear Rescue” tracks bear cubs and other young animals, growing up, until they’re all ready to be released and have a second chance at life in the wild.

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  • S3 - Episode 1

    A BEARY LONG WINTER

    During the shelter’s longest snowiest winter ever, one cub loses half its foot, while the shyest cub battles the greediest for her dinner. The shelters’ moose calves are bullied by large adult moose and hounded by predators. Then one of the moose calves goes missing.

  • S3 - Episode 2

    COLLATERAL CUBS

    In early spring, Angelika and Peter take two aggressive but close-knit bear siblings to Haida Gwaii for a dramatic boat release. Back in Smithers, Kim partners with conservation officers to rescue cubs, whose mothers have become ‘problem bears’.

  • S3 - Episode 3

    VELCRO BEARS

    Timmy, a yearling that escaped five months ago, is captured and reunited with his two siblings. But his brother’s swollen face requires urgent care before all three siblings can be freed. Meanwhile, new volunteer Eli worries about Summit, a small shy cub, that’s introduced to two rough and tumble cubs.

  • S3 - Episode 4

    MINI MOOSE AND BRAWLER BEARS

    Tanja rescues two fragile newborn moose calves and then another moose calf arrives with bad bite wounds. He appears healthy and strong, until a mysterious illness starts attacking his muscles. Brawling yearlings, Yukon and his brother Taku, stick up for one another in the bear pen - but when released it’s each bear for himself.

  • S3 - Episode 5

    THE HOUDINI BEAR

    Tanja’s parents are away and she’s on a remote bear release when she learns one of the shelter’s bears has just escaped. A conservation officer must risk the bear’s life trying to re-capture it, so it can be taken to a proper release site and be freed with its sibling.

  • S3 - Episode 6

    DÉJÀ VU MOOSE

    Angelika and Peter are away and Tanja needs to release three of their rowdiest yearling cubs. She’s not licensed to tranquilize bears, so must try to lure them into transport boxes. Meanwhile Kim tries to keep a moose named Dante alive, although he has the exact symptoms of another moose calf that just died of an incurable disease.

  • S3 - Episode 7

    GRIN AND BEAR IT

    Chinook, a yearling that’s lost half her foot, is tormented by bully bears. She must stand up for itself, before she can be released. Tanja tries to catch a cornered cub - and later tries to save a fawn with two broken legs.

  • S3 - Episode 8

    LONG SHOTS

    Buoyed by the Sophie’s incredible recovery and successful release, Angelika takes on another long shot - Phoebe, a bear with ailments very similar to Sophie’s. Meanwhile, Kane, the fawn with two broken legs, is struggling to get back up on his feet and join the herd.

  • S3 - Episode 9

    GROUNDED

    Digger, a yearling with a serious nerve disorder is now able to walk, but he can’t be released until he can climb. Volunteers try to encourage him to climb, so he can be released with his big sister Kelleeka. Grumpy Smurf the elk, has a broken shoulder, but is kept in solitary until learns to get along.

  • S3 - Episode 10

    CATCH AND RELEASE

    Leto, the last yearling to be released, is underweight but won’t eat. Volunteer Sally must help Leto gain thirty-four pounds in just three weeks before she can be set free. Otters Buddy and Honey also need to be freed, but they first must learn to catch their own fish.

  • S3 - Episode 11

    RENNY THE RUNT

    New cub Renny hides in the cub pen atop a pole, too afraid to come down and eat, while the bully-cub Dion lurks below. To survive, Renny must summon all his courage to challenge Dion. In Mackenzie, BC, Angelika and Peter try to rescue three orphaned cubs high in the tree-tops. They recruit a local arborist and hope for the best.

  • S3 - Episode 12

    LONER BEARS

    For the first time, Angelika risks expensive surgery on a bear, to pin together a serious leg break – although there’s no guarantee the leg will heal. A new cub named Henry lashes out at everything. But when he’s moved into the big pen with the other bears, he must learn to get along or risk a cold, lonely winter hibernating on his own.

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