Don’t put a camera in your back pocket when trying to sedate a bear

February 23, 2010 | Sherry Samuels

I told you we took Yona to the vet for radiographs, and I also told you I didn’t have any photos ’cause I busted the camera. I am still waiting on some of the photos that others took, but I can show you the broken camera. It still works, the old-fashioned way, by looking through the view finder and then waiting to look at the photo you snapped later.

We’re likely going to replace the camera (any suggestions as to what we should get, after all, you are most of the folks who look at what we take)?

In the meantime, Larry took photos of Yona’s radiographs – can you notice the difference between the L and R shots?


We’re soliciting feedback from zoo veterinarians and orthopedic surgeons and are still in the gathering information phase. An orthopedic surgeon came to look at Yona yesterday (-when we introduced her to the other bears). Pay close attention for upcoming posts about Yona’s time with the big-bears (as well as the next steps with her leg).

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