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Bear Cubs

Hi everyone,

We are already into July. I’m sure everybody is excited for the end of school, and the start of summer holidays.. Which, of course means, trips to the zoo as often as we can – and the weather allows us. There are so many exciting things happening at the Forestry Farm.

You may have seen the media reports about the next big endeavor the Saskatoon Zoo is partaking in. They have taken in three orphaned bear cubs. This is good news. It’s great news for the orphaned bear cubs.

Before I go any further, I need to be clear that I am not an expert on bears or the animals at the Forestry Farm. I am writing about the Saskatoon Zoo because I have a passion for writing, and I love learning about this amazing place we have in Saskatoon.

Today, I want to share what I’ve learned about the bears that will be living at the zoo, and talk about the facts as I know them.

The bears are too young to live on their own, and they had to go to a place where they had no human interaction so they can be returned to the wild later.

They also had to find a place that could take the bears in. Either they take in the cubs or they were going to be put down. The choice was easy for the Forestry Farm. It’s a really sad situation, but the zoo is doing everything they can to make this transition better for the bear cubs.

They are going to rehabilitate the cubs which includes putting the bears into an empty space away from human contact with the long-term goal of getting the bears back to the wild.

It’s an exciting time at the Saskatoon Zoo, and I can’t wait to update everybody later on how the bear cubs are doing.

Interested in donating? Donations help build the bears a new home, and creates a living museum and a sanctuary for animals. Every little bit helps to promote education, conservation, and research.

It’s YOUR zoo!

Thanks for reading.

Erin McCrea – The Writing Momma

Saskatoon Zoo Foundation Blogger