Here for a news article featuring Woodlands
regarding yearling (18 month old) bears!
Did you know, Woodlands
Wildlife Refuge is the primary black bear rehabilitation center
in New Jersey?
Did you know that
most of the bears (and other animals) brought to Woodlands are orphaned
due to human/wildlife encounters?
Here to visit the NJDFW's "Know The Bear
for information about Black Bears in New Jersey and
how we can be better neighbors to our wild friends
Story of Broke Leg Bear
Leg was a severely injured black bear cub who was part of a record
group of 10 bears that arrived at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge in 2007.
She was rescued, rehabilitated and eventually released back into
the wild. This true heartwarming story later inspired Woodlands
to create and publish their first ever children's book, Broke
Leg Bear was written by New Jersey animal book author Loren
Spiotta-DiMare and beautifully illustrated by beloved children’s
illustrator and performance artist, Key Wilde. The book also features
an endorsement by renowned wildlife advocate Dr. Jane Goodall.
beautifully told tale of compassion will entertain and inspire both
children and adults. And it will also encourage conversations about
the importance of caring for wild animals, who deserve to share
this planet with us. Broke Leg Bear demonstrates how saving just
one animal at a time can truly make a difference.”
Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE
the photos below to follow the real Broke Leg Bear's journey while
in our care!
Broke Leg Bear Prepped For Surgery - Broke
Leg Recovering In Her Cage (Above)
Broke Leg Wide Awake! - Broke Leg Lounging In A Tree
- Broke Leg In Her Cage
Broke Leg With Tracy Leaver On Release Day!