The Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR), a Townsend-based one-of-a-kind rehabilitation center for orphaned and injured black bears, will host its third annual Black Bear Expo 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at the Shops at Trillium Cove in Townsend.
The event is free to the public and will feature live music by the Ross Brothers and clogging by J. Creek Cloggers, as well as campsite demonstrations, educational children’s games and a fly fishing demonstration by Little River Outfitters.
Representatives from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be on hand to demonstrate bear trapping techniques and the event will also feature local artists and vendors.
“We hope this event will educate local residents and visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park about bear safety and how bears and humans can coexist in the same habitat,” said ABR spokeswoman Heather Ripley. “With the success of events like this, the Appalachian Bear Rescue will continue to rehabilitate orphaned and injured cubs and release them in the wild so they can live full lives in their natural environment.”... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.