The bear pens at Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter are crawling with a record 40 orphaned black bear cubs-climbing, wrestling, and rolling fuzz-balls-each distinct in looks and personality. ... See full summary »
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Angelika Langen Angelika Langen ...  Self 12 episodes, 2017
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The bear pens at Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter are crawling with a record 40 orphaned black bear cubs-climbing, wrestling, and rolling fuzz-balls-each distinct in looks and personality. Rescuing and caring for these cubs are the passion of Angelika Langen, the shelter's resident 'Mama Bear'. While Angelika handles the black bear cubs, her husband Peter runs the world's only grizzly rehab program. With the help of their son Michael, daughter Tanja, son-in-law Shawn, and a team of driven volunteers, they save sick and injured orphan cubs and build them up for hibernation. In the spring when the cubs re-emerge as big healthy yearlings, the family transports them to remote sites across British Columbia where they are released for their second chance at life in the wild. Bristling with drama, comedy, and irresistible cuteness, Wild Bear Rescue tracks the raising of these endearing cubs, from their dramatic rescues to their releases the following year. Written by Omnifilm Entertainment Ltd.

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A second chance at life in the wild.

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If you like bears, this is for you
3 September 2019 | by c_matschkeSee all my reviews

While I don't feel this is any kind of groundbreaking documentary, it makes up for nice entertainment and some education as well. Contrary to what another reviewer states, much attention is given to to the fact that these bears have to stay away from humans after they have revovered and been released to the wild again. That is quite a task, because as they say in Canada: A fed bear is a dead bear. A quick online search brings up a July 2016 article in the Vancouver Sun which makes clear that the facility portrayed in this series does a professional job: "The Langens and their staff have nursed 369 bears back to health to date. Of those, only 2.4 per cent came into human conflict post-release. This spectacular track record has meant the couple travel the world making presentations at meetings such as the International Bear Rehab Conference in Russia, the International Moose Conference in Canada and even a trip last year to Vietnam." So, if you care for bears, this docu series is for you.


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