SITKA — The orphaned black bear cub who recently became famous in the virtual world is settling into her new home in the real world.
Over 300,000 people viewed Smokey’s story on Facebook when she was captured two weeks ago in Seward. Now, Sitka’s bear habitat, the Fortress of the Bear, is writing her next chapter.
At the Fortress of the Bear, Les Kinnear leads the way into a dark shipping container. Inside, light shines in through just a few holes. At the back is a metal mesh fence.