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That’s why it’s nice to know, I always have a family to come home to.
~ Rusty Bear, Building a House for Emily

Rusty (far left) with his brother, Father Bear (middle), and his nephew, Little Bear (right)

Rusty Bear (a.k.a. Uncle Rusty) is Father Bear's younger brother, Mother Bear’s brother-in-law and Little Bear’s paternal uncle.

His first appearance was in the episode "Building a House for Emily" and his last appearance was in the episode "The Campfire Tale".


He mentions that he lives in the woods, and that he would prefer to live there because it is quiet and peaceful.


He is a very big bear, slightly taller and huskier than Father Bear. He has a deep voice, wears overalls, and has a red handkerchief around his neck.


  • He is not in many Little Bear episodes.
  • Little Bear is fascinated with Rusty's outdoor ethic, and whenever he shows up, Little Bear is tempted to emulate his rustic character.