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New Arrivals

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Welcome the newest animal arrivals at ZooAmerica! Be sure to stop by ZooAmerica to give these new arrivals a “sweet” Hershey welcome. View Hours.

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Pronghorn - Jadon and Jaron

This summer, we welcome the birth of four pronghorn fawns at ZooAmerica. Jadon and Jaron were born Thursday, June 1, 2017, and Jerry and Georgia were born Thursday, June 15, 2017. The fawns will be bottle-fed until approximately 3-months old. While young, this constant, close exposure to humans will keep them from getting startled and stressed as adults. Our adult pronghorns, Buddy, Izzy and Sage were all hand-raised after birth at their respective zoos.

The fawns will be in the main exhibit with daily feeding times by staff at 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM (times subject to change).

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.

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