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Ranger Dana Tabes is a recurring character in We Bare Bears.

She is a ranger who debuts in her eponymous episode, "Ranger Tabes". Her reappearance in "Creature Mysteries" marks her introduction into the show's main cast as a secondary character.


Tabes is quite buxom and physically strong. She has curly, medium-length ginger hair and is always seen wearing her ranger hat. She has large lips, freckles, and appears to have wings along her eyes. She is almost always seen wearing her ranger's uniform (except for in "Citizen Tabes"): a light green polo, moss green jeans with black boots and a tool belt with a golden buckle. She also wears a name tag on her chest. When off duty, she wears a pair of azure sweatpants, a light tan t-shirt with a pine tree pattern in the middle and white slippers.


Ranger Tabes is characterized as dramatic, energetic, and talkative. She's an outgoing person who is very dedicated to and passionate about her job. Her childhood dream was becoming a ranger after her mom; more specifically, becoming a ranger and tracking down a mysterious creature (who is actually Charlie) that had saved her from a fall as a child. She was only able to ever catch a small glimpse of the creature.



One day, Tabes saw a strange silhouette moving over the bushes, so she went to investigate. After a failed attempt to catch the creature, she assumed that it couldn't have gone too far. After looking up at a cliff, Tabes saw the creature again, but it ran away. In a desperate attempt to catch the creature, Tabes began to climb the cliff, but ended up falling. After waking up, Tabes could see the creature's face, although she was still dizzy from the fall. Tabes' mother came to look for her in the forest, which amazed the creature. After a failed attempt to tell her mother about the creature, Tabes decided to hunt down the mysterious creature to prove she was right and that the creature really exists.


After dedicating years and years of research on the supposed creature, Tabes finally got a result. To finally catch the creature she ended up calling The Bears in the ranger station, but they only tried to stop her after they realized the creature was actually one of their closest friends, Charlie. After Tabes found Charlie, she ended up climbing over the cave where there was a large fire caused by one of her flare signals. After realizing that the fire was spreading rapidly, Tabes tried to get off the roof, but the fire had already spread enough to surround Tabes, trapping her inside. Then the smoke from the fire made her pass out due to lack of oxygen. Seeing this, Charlie decided to put his xenophobia aside and managed to rescue Tabes from the fire before she burned to death. After waking up, Tabes remembered seeing the creature, frantically asking The Bears where he was. After The Bears calmed her down and replied that there was no creature there, Tabes apologized to them for letting this obsession of hers to have gone so far. Tabes then tore up the photo of the creature and decided to forget it all.

Later, Tabes meets up with Charlie again, but this time, she lets him go out of gratitude for saving her life again.

Episode Appearances

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4




  • Ranger Tabes is one of four recurring characters to have a first and last name, the other three being Chloe Park, Rebecca Turnman, and Barry Charles.
  • Tabes was originally designed with braces.
  • Her voice actor, Cameron Esposito, once described Tabes as a "feminist park ranger".[2]

    Tabes' mother as seen in a photograph.

  • In "Creature Mysteries", the first mention and appearance of Tabes' mother can be seen in a photograph on Tabes' desk.
  • In "Citizen Tabes", it is revealed that her first name is "Dana."
  • "Tabes & Charlie" is the first episode where Ranger Tabes teams up with Charlie, looking for Kirk.
  • Ranger Tabes makes a picture cameo appearance on a vhs movie cover in We Baby Bears, following the episode "BooDunnit".


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