bear cubs http://wmot.org en Record Number of Orphaned Bears in Tenn. http://wmot.org/post/record-number-orphaned-bears-tenn <p>TOWNSEND, Tenn. (AP) &mdash; A poor season for nuts and berries means a Smoky Mountains rescue center for black bears has a record number of abandoned cubs.</p><p>Appalachian Bear Rescue took in its 31st cub of this year last week. The previous record year for bear cub rescues by the center was 2009 when it took in 23 animals.</p><p>Jack Burgin is the organization&rsquo;s President.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:43:23 +0000 AP/WMOT 4463 at http://wmot.org