Caption: 4 month girl cub, Credit: Benjamin Kilham
Image by: Benjamin Kilham 
4 month girl cub 

20 Rescued Bear Cubs Nursed Back to Health

From: Jenny Attiyeh
Length: 11:55

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20 orphaned black bear cubs have made a rehab sanctuary in Lyme New Hampshire their safe new world.

April26girlapril30_small Though they look more like fluffy wind-up toys or stuffed animals, they're actually orphaned black bear cubs exploring their safe new world – a rehab sanctuary near Lyme New Hampshire, run by Benjamin Kilham, his wife Debbie, and his sister Phoebe.
Last spring, the Kilhams were inundated by 20 bear cubs, far more than the usual handful, and it became their job to nurse them back to health, while still keeping them wild enough to be released once they reach the age of 18 months.
Meanwhile, that’s a lot of mouths to feed, as Phoebe Kilham found out. She spoke with ThoughtCast on Ben and Debbie’s deck, within shouting distance of the bear cub enclosure.
Note: A slideshow illustrating this interview can be seen here:
https://vimeo.com/62122804
Feel free to include it if you like. The cubs are awfully cute!
Just please remember to credit Ben and Phoebe Kilham for taking the pix.
Thanks!
Jenny Attiyeh

Piece Description

Though they look more like fluffy wind-up toys or stuffed animals, they're actually orphaned black bear cubs exploring their safe new world – a rehab sanctuary near Lyme New Hampshire, run by Benjamin Kilham, his wife Debbie, and his sister Phoebe.
Last spring, the Kilhams were inundated by 20 bear cubs, far more than the usual handful, and it became their job to nurse them back to health, while still keeping them wild enough to be released once they reach the age of 18 months.
Meanwhile, that’s a lot of mouths to feed, as Phoebe Kilham found out. She spoke with ThoughtCast on Ben and Debbie’s deck, within shouting distance of the bear cub enclosure.
Note: A slideshow illustrating this interview can be seen here:
https://vimeo.com/62122804
Feel free to include it if you like. The cubs are awfully cute!
Just please remember to credit Ben and Phoebe Kilham for taking the pix.
Thanks!
Jenny Attiyeh

Broadcast History

Picked up by nhpr.org on 4/30/13

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