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Black Bear - Murphy
Murphy arrived from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks where he was placed after becoming dependent on being fed by humans in southwestern Montana. Since Murphy became so accustomed to people, he could not be safely released into the wild. Through our affiliation and partnership with Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), Murphy was given a new home at ZooAmerica. He arrived in March 2016 weighing approximately 80 pounds and he is now nearly 145 pounds. Murphy is a cinnamon Black Bear which is a color phase of the Black Bear and the smallest species of bear in North America. Cinnamon bears get their name from the rusty brown color of their fur.
Murphy will be on exhibit 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM daily in the Eastern Woodlands area of ZooAmerica.
Black Bear - Chief
This 2 ½ year old black bear made an overnight flight from Oregon and arrived in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 19, 2015.
This male cub was found at a recreation site, begging for food from campers. He was malnourished, missing much of his fur, and he showed no fear of humans. It is believed that this bear cub was taken as an illegal pet and then released back into the wild before winter. Without learning the proper skills from his mother, he was unable to find food for himself. When discovered, he was taken into veterinary care at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Wildlife Health Lab before flying cross country to ZooAmerica.
Chief will be on exhibit 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM daily in the Eastern Woodlands area of ZooAmerica.
Armadillos - Annie & Oakley
Welcome Annie & Oakley, two nine-banded armadillos. These unique mammals are just four months old and came to us from the University of the Ozarks in Arkansas. While they only weigh 2 pounds right now, they will reach 12-15 pounds within the next year.
Annie and Oakley will be on exhibit daily in The Great Southwest Building of ZooAmerica.
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