Bear Cub Bonanza

19-Aug-2017

We bear-ly can contain our excitement over our two rescued black bear cubs! The motherless cubs, one male and one female, were recently abandoned hundreds of miles apart in Alaska.  San Francisco Zoo & Gardens is known nationally as a haven for rescued animals and quickly responded to the cubs’ cry for help by providing them a permanent home. Our strong conservation and wellness programs create the perfect environment for our newest residents, and already, they have nearly doubled in size since their rescue!  Our cubs have settled in nicely to Bear Country, an area of our Zoo that celebrates American wildlife, and the six-month old cubs now live next door to two ten-year old grizzly bears – also rescues -- who live at Hearst Grizzly Gulch, a naturalistic exhibit featuring an underwater feeding area. To celebrate Cub Cuteness and the Grizzly Sisters’ 10-year Anniversary, we are hosting Bear Cub Bonanza on the weekends of August 19-20 and August 26-27!  In addition to the Grizzlies’ live feedings at 10:30 am daily, there will be a special Black Bear Keeper Talk all four days at 11:30am with current updates on their progress*!  While you are in Bear Country, don’t miss a ride on our historic Little Puffer Steam Train or a made-to-order pizzas at The Station Café – “best in the park!”.  It’s a Bear Cub Bonanza at San Francisco Zoo & Gardens!  
 
*As the cubs adjust to their new home, they tend to be on exhibit from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm daily. 



Photo: Marianne Hale