Fred, Chloe, Chuck, and the Bears Half-Birthday Fundraiser - UPDATE May 28, 2020

Samantha’s 4-year-old Fred visited today and has made himself easy to tell from his lookalike sibling Ricky. Fred now has a distinctive scar over his right eye and a small scar near the tip of his nose. He is still the nice bear he was as a yearling. Good to see himFredFred

ChuckChuckLast night 2-year-old Chloe had an unidentified suitor that she mated with for over 20 minutes. I hope we get a better chance to see who he is to look for ‘Like Father, Like Son’ markings if there are any when Chloe gives birth this January and emerges next spring with them.

"Taught" and "Happy Cub" captured some pictures of Chuck that are amazingly sharp with beautiful color, and big depth of field. I hope Chuck has babies.

Bear Half-birthday Event

Thank you to all who are organizing and donating to the Half-Birthday Fundraiser that is also a voting contest to determine which bear gets which piñata in this year when there is less income to buy food with. Much appreciated! Click here for more info and to vote on a piñata.

Votes will be accepted through June 13 at noon CT. Be sure to watch the LIVE broadcast on June 14 at 10am to see the bears receive their treat filled piñatas. Grand prize winners will be announced during the live broadcast as well!

Thank you for all you do.
Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center