Appalachian Bear Rescue

PO Box 364
Townsend TN  37882

Phone: (865) 448-0143

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Please help with the care of our cubs. DONATE today!
http://appalachianbearrescue.org/

Since 1996, Appalachian Bear Rescue has been helping orphaned and injured bear cubs grow until they can be released back into the forest. Learn more at http://www.appalachianbearrescue.org. ABR is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Donations to ABR may be made by going to the donations page on our website. Here is a direct link. http://www.appalachianbearrescue.org/donations.htm

Unless otherwise stated, all photos on this are courtesy of ABR and may only be used with the written permission of ABR.

1.) To educate the public about black bears and the regional threats facing them; 2.) To rehabilitate orphaned and injured bears for release to the wild; and 3.) To research bear attributes which may help solve other environmental or health issues.

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Founded: 1996

Categories: Animal Shelter, Non-Profit Organization




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Past Events

A Cub's Life-Webinar

A Cub's Life-Webinar
08:00 pm - 04/05/2018

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 8pm (EST) follow a cub from birth to independence from the comfort of your own home. Join Daryl Ratajczak and special guest, Dr....

ABR Classes

ABR Classes
02:00 pm - 03/08/2018

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

Vern Bear is helping us launch our ABR Classes for 2018 at our Visitor and Education Center at Trillium Cove! The classes are $10 each but are FREE to ABR members....

Bear Tales Webinar

Bear Tales Webinar
07:00 pm - 02/27/2018

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

What is the first animal you think of when you think of the Smokies? Undoubtedly it’s the bear. Kim Delozier was a wildlife biologist for a Great Smoky Mountains...

Cupid Cub Event-Tours, Classes, Dinner

Cupid Cub Event-Tours, Classes, Dinner
09:00 am - 02/10/2018

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

On Saturday, February 10th, 2018, Appalachian Bear Rescue will host tours of the ABR Bear Facility! Start times will be 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00...

Bears in Your Backyard and Timber Wolves Webinars

Bears in Your Backyard and Timber Wolves Webinars
08:00 pm - 01/23/2018

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

January 2018 Webinars. The first class (Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, 2018 at 8pm EST) is titled, "Bears in Your Backyard". Many towns and cities across North America are...

Bear Tales- Featuring Kim Delozier and Daryl Ratajczak

Bear Tales- Featuring Kim Delozier and Daryl Ratajczak
07:00 pm - 12/12/2017

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

We’re thrilled to announce “Bear Tales II”, a double-bill featuring Kim Delozier, retired wildlife biologist, author of “Bear in the Back Seat” and a founding...

Light Their Way Home

Light Their Way Home
10:00 am - 12/02/2017

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

Please join us Saturday, December 2nd, 2017,10AM to 6PM as we deck the ABR Visitor and Education Center halls and “Light Their Way Home”. We will be open from...

ABR Bearly 5K Run/Walk

ABR Bearly 5K Run/Walk
10:00 am - 10/28/2017

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

Our run/walk starts and ends at ABR's Visitor and Education Center at Trillium Cove Shopping Center. Runners can enjoy a free Pancake Breakfast after. Come as you...

Bear Tales-A Wildlife Webinar

Bear Tales-A Wildlife Webinar
08:00 pm - 10/26/2017

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

Daryl Ratajczak, wildlife biologist, black bear specialist, and ABR’s first full-time curator is hosting a webinar class on October 26th, 2017 (8:00 pm EST) to...

Managing Black Bears & Hogs - Native & Exotic Species

Managing Black Bears & Hogs - Native & Exotic Species
10:00 am - 09/30/2017

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

Join ABR Assistant Curator David Whitehead to learn the challenges of managing our native black bear and exotic wild hog population. David Whitehead will share the...

Learn about Black Bears

Learn about Black Bears
08:00 pm - 09/26/2017

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

Daryl Ratajczak, wildlife biologist, black bear specialist, and ABR’s first full-time curator is hosting webinar classes on September 26, 2017, 8:00 pm (EST) and...

Great Smoky Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival

Great Smoky Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival
03:00 pm - 08/19/2017

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

Appalachian Bear Rescue is proud to be assisting at the first ever Great Smoky Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival! We’ll have a booth set up with ABR souvenir...

The Language of Bears Webinar

The Language of Bears Webinar
08:00 pm - 08/15/2017

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

If you enjoy following the exploits of ABR bears, here's your chance to learn more about these wonderful creatures, especially after they are returned to the wild....

Care & Release of Black Bear Cubs

Care & Release of Black Bear Cubs
10:00 am - 08/05/2017

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

Join Appalachian Bear Rescue biologist Coy Blair, for a summer day and discover how ABR has successfully cared for and released orphaned and injured young bears...

Appalachian Bear Fest

Appalachian Bear Fest
02:00 pm - 06/03/2017

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

Join us for five hours of Bear Fest fun for the whole family featuring: “Maryville’s own” Laurel Wright of The Young Fables, and musical artists: Eli Fox,...

Townsend Spring Heritage Festival

Townsend Spring Heritage Festival
09:00 am - 05/05/2017

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

WE REGRET THAT DUE TO HIGH WIND AND RAIN WARNINGS, APPALACHIAN BEAR RESCUE WON'T BE PARTICIPATING IN THE TOWNSEND SPRING FESTIVAL. IF YOU'RE IN THE AREA, PLEASE...

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day!

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day!
12:00 pm - 04/04/2017

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

Ben & Jerry’s has chosen ABR to be the beneficiary of this year’s FREE CONE DAY! On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 12.00pm to 8:00pm, our volunteers will be at...

Cupid Cub Open House!

Cupid Cub Open House!
10:00 am - 02/11/2017

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

Please come visit our Cupid Cub Open House at the ABR Visitor and Education Center. We'll be featuring unique gifts for your special someone on Valentine's Day!...

Charity Chili Challenge!

Charity Chili Challenge!
11:00 am - 01/28/2017

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

Apple Valley Cafe is hosting the Charity Chili Challenge, with all proceeds benefiting the charity of choice! How it works: Contestants provide 5 gallons of cooked...

Bearly 5K Run/Walk

Bearly 5K Run/Walk
10:00 am - 10/29/2016

At Appalachian Bear Rescue

Come join Appalachian Bear Rescue for this fun 5K Run/Walk on October 29, 2016 , 10am, and support our bears. The event will start and end at ABR’s Visitor and...

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