Knoxville, Tenn. (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
The Appalachian Bear Rescue(ABR), a Townsend-based rehabilitation center for orphaned and injured black bear cubs, has just announced that it has hired a new curator, Coy Blair.
Blair graduated Magna Cum Laude from Maryville College in 2009 with a degree in Biology. He has also obtained certification as a nonprofit professional by the American Humanics organization.
“Coy is a bright, young and energetic professional and we are delighted to welcome him to the Appalachian Bear Rescue,” said Heather Ripley, spokeswoman for ABR. “We are confident that Coy’s knowledge in the field of wildlife biology will allow us to continue to fulfill our mission and help educate the public about black bears to ensure the sustainability of our organization.”
To date, the organization has cared for and rehabilitated more than 180 black bears and released them back into the wild.
About Appalachian Bear Rescue
Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR), located just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Townsend, Tenn., is a one-of-a-kind rehabilitation center for orphaned and injured black bears and those in need of medical care. ABR is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that has been returning black bears back to the wild since 1996. For more information about the Appalachian Bear Rescue, visit http://www.appalachianbearrescue.org.