This was my bedtime story from Jenny (and Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care):
There once were three orphaned bears....
Things went well this morning. Tranquilizer took effect quickly. Blood was drawn for data base, and the bears weighed in at 121 lbs, 110 lbs, and 75 lbs. The Department of Fish and Wildlife said springtime release seems to be working better than winter--the bears have a better chance at finding natural foods and staying out of trouble. Yay!
...and they lived happily ever after.
How wonderful it is that there are people who care about these amazing animals and we happen to be friends with two of them!