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Despite the unexpected loss of her husband Johnny D. Welde, Monica Welde plans on running Bearadise Ranch exactly how her husband did except with her son, Johnny Jr. Welde.

Bearadise continues a legacy in Myakka City

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 |

Despite the unexpected loss of her husband Johnny D. Welde, Monica Welde plans on running Bearadise Ranch exactly how her husband did except with her son, Johnny Jr. Welde.

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Bears have been a part of the Welde family for 91 years. Monica and Johnny Jr. Welde will continue on the legacy despite Johnny D. Welde being gone.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 |

Bears have been a part of the Welde family for 91 years. Monica and Johnny Jr. Welde will continue on the legacy despite Johnny D. Welde being gone.

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Despite the unexpected loss of her husband Johnny D. Welde, Monica Welde plans on running Bearadise Ranch exactly how her husband did except with her son, Johnny Jr. Welde.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 |

Despite the unexpected loss of her husband Johnny D. Welde, Monica Welde plans on running Bearadise Ranch exactly how her husband did except with her son, Johnny Jr. Welde.

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Monica Welde plays with one of Bearadise Ranch's European Bears during Brunch with the Bears.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 |

Monica Welde plays with one of Bearadise Ranch's European Bears during Brunch with the Bears.

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Johnny Jr. Welde gives kisses to Fred, a European bear at Bearadise Ranch.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 |

Johnny Jr. Welde gives kisses to Fred, a European bear at Bearadise Ranch.

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Bears have been a part of the Welde family for 91 years. Monica and Johnny Jr. Welde will continue on the legacy despite Johnny D. Welde being gone.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 |

Bears have been a part of the Welde family for 91 years. Monica and Johnny Jr. Welde will continue on the legacy despite Johnny D. Welde being gone.

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Marie, an Asian elephant from Two Tails Ranch, was the 'surprise guest' at Brunch with the Bears.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 |

Marie, an Asian elephant from Two Tails Ranch, was the 'surprise guest' at Brunch with the Bears.

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Sarasota's Sydney Bowsher and Megan Murdock visit with Lily the unicorn and her owner Brittany Beard. Beard said "wishes come true" when you touch the unicorn.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 |

Sarasota's Sydney Bowsher and Megan Murdock visit with Lily the unicorn and her owner Brittany Beard. Beard said "wishes come true" when you touch the unicorn.

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Parrish's Easton Delphey, 4, watches the bears at Bearadise Ranch.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 |

Parrish's Easton Delphey, 4, watches the bears at Bearadise Ranch.

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