Tomorrow morning I'm headed for Sitka, Alaska to take a seasonal bear manager position at Fortress of the Bear. The owners of the sanctuary have read this blog and told me that they've observed some remarkable things with their two bears, Killisnoo and Chaik. I will be caring for the bears, overseeing enrichment programs to keep them from getting bored (as heavily detailed in Else Poulsen's Smiling Bears, which will be my Bible over the next few months), and raising any new orphaned cubs that we may obtain. It's an exciting opportunity, mostly from the perspective of this blog and my own personal research, so check back often for pictures, updates, and any observations I make, plus more book reviews and discussion topics. This is going to be an interesting adventure!