The bear called Meatball might stay in California after all: The San Diego County sanctuary hosting the black bear in a quarantine cage is preparing to build a habitat where he could live permanently. Meanwhile, a Colorado sanctuary still wants him.

"He’s doing OK," said Bobbi Brink, director of the Lions, Tigers & Bears sanctuary, where Meatball was taken by wildlife officials Aug. 29. "He’s eating a lot of grapes. He’s just randomly picking through what he wants. He loves avocados. Avocados and grapes. He probably wishes for a glass of wine.”

Photo: The bear known as Meatball and Glen Bearian cools off in a tub of water at his temporary home at the Lions, Tigers & Bears sanctuary in Alpine, Calif. Credit: Lions, Tigers & Bears

The bear called Meatball might stay in California after all: The San Diego County sanctuary hosting the black bear in a quarantine cage is preparing to build a habitat where he could live permanently. Meanwhile, a Colorado sanctuary still wants him.

"He’s doing OK," said Bobbi Brink, director of the Lions, Tigers & Bears sanctuary, where Meatball was taken by wildlife officials Aug. 29. "He’s eating a lot of grapes. He’s just randomly picking through what he wants. He loves avocados. Avocados and grapes. He probably wishes for a glass of wine.

Photo: The bear known as Meatball and Glen Bearian cools off in a tub of water at his temporary home at the Lions, Tigers & Bears sanctuary in Alpine, Calif. Credit: Lions, Tigers & Bears

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