pictures of me and Little Mama taken by Kevin Strevel - thanks Kevin!
SEPTEMBER 2022 UPDATES!
I know two different bear families that alternate back and forth, like a timeshare arrangement. I took a quick trip to Atlanta in May and when I got back, Big Mama and her family had moved on and Little Mama's family had arrived. I've been friends with Little Mama for years now; she had two small cubs a few years ago that you can see in the last section of pictures. Little Mama is a very smart and sweet bear and she made a lot of friends here this summer. I hosted a Kaspar Hauser reunion and the band adored her. I have a lot of new pictures of her and can't decide which ones to cut, so here are the many faces of Little Mama!
Little Mama's cubs are still around, though they don't stop by as often as she does. I think she is pregnant again now; she has gotten a lot wider this year. Her cubs are a lot bigger and I have named them. This one is Angel. She's very sweet but painfully shy. She's the only one that runs more than a few feet away from me. It is hard to get close-ups of her for that reason, but here are a few of my adorable friend Angel!
I haven't seen the other cub for a while; I think Little Mama might have chased him away from my place. Those grapes are for her. He is a beautiful bear, big and furry with no collar. I want to hug him! He's a lot less shy than his sister, but he runs away very fast if he gets scared. I named him Sugar or Sugar Bear because he is so sweet!
MAY 2022 UPDATES!
Just wanted to let all my bears' fans know that I have seen them this spring and they are doing well. If you would like to know more about each bear and see some pics from the last few years, please scroll down to the asterisks and start there.
For return viewers, here are some brand new pics of Big Mama and her little cub!