Adopt Patron the Female Brown Bear
JB’s and his sister Patron’s story began In the town of Willow, Alaska. Their mother had killed a moose calf in a local resident’s backyard and as a result, the man was afraid the bear might try to attack his dog. The man killed the sow not knowing she had cubs nearby. Once he saw the two cubs, he called the area wildlife biologist to notify him of the situation. The biologist, who happened to be a former gymnast, daringly climbed to the top of the skinny tree the cubs were hiding in. He was able to grab the smaller male cub by a rear leg, holding on to the tree with the other hand. He climbed down and lowered the cub into a fish net. The second cub was more of a challenge; she was a large female cub and acted aggressively. The biologist climbed to the top of the tree, injected her with a sedative, then grabbed her by the scruff. As he began to climb down, the skinny birch tree began to bend and crack. The tree bent all the way over, delivering the biologist and the cub safely to the ground!
After they were rescued and monitored, JB and Patron came to live at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in 2004. The siblings have since thrived! They can both be found wandering their large wooded enclosure, digging holes in the ground, or catching fish in the stream running through their enclosure. The siblings also enjoy roughhousing with each other and their fellow bear, Hugo.
By adopting an animal at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, you can enjoy animal parenthood without all the work! Our professional staff will provide a special diet, environment, and veterinary care that your animal requires. You’ll enjoy wonderful benefits with each adoption level, as well as the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to provide a good home for your selected animal at the AWCC. Adopted animals remain in the care of AWCC.
Adoption Levels & Benefits:
Opt Green Option: All levels may choose to receive adoption certificates digitally or to opt out of the gifts and have 100% of your adoption amount to support our animals.
The Skulk Level $30
The Green option! It includes digital adoption certificate and the digital quarterly newsletter. (This option is digital and is available internationally. Shipping not available.) If purchasing as a gift, please include recipient’s emails in the “Order Notes” at checkout. Tax-deductible amount $25.
The Chain Level $50
Adoption certificate, small animal plush toy*, animal trading card, and the digital quarterly newsletter.
*Reindeer & Muskox not available at this level. Tax-deductible amount $25.
The Prickle Level $100
Adoption certificate, large animal plush toy, animal trading card, and the digital quarterly newsletter. Tax-deductible amount $50.
The Yoke Level $100
Adoption certificate, T-shirt (please indicate size), animal trading card, and the digital quarterly newsletter. Tax-deductible amount $50.
The Gang Level $500
Adoption certificate, tote bag, animal plush toy, T-shirt (please indicate size), and the digital quarterly newsletter. Tax-deductible amount $410.
The Parliament Level $1,000
Adoption certificate, a Walk on the Wild Side tour for 4 people (reservations required), and the digital quarterly newsletter. Tax-deductible amount $495.
All levels may choose to receive adoption certificates digitally or to opt out of the gifts and have 100% of your adoption amount to support our animals.