Four Orphaned Bear Cubs Rescued by Bearizona Make Their Public Debut Today

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Bearizona, a popular wildlife park near the Grand Canyon devoted to providing homes to wild animals in need, rescued two more five-month-old black bear cubs this month when their mom was euthanized by White Mountain Apache Tribe Game and Fish after entering multiple camp grounds. The public will be able to see the two girl cubs in their new home at Bearizona beginning today, Friday, June 29, along with the two boy cubs rescued from Pinetop-Lakeside.

Rescued bear cubs make their public debut at Bearizona today

We are so grateful to be able to provide a safe and loving home for orphaned bears.

Bearizona, a popular wildlife park near the Grand Canyon devoted to providing homes to wild animals in need, rescued two more five-month-old black bear cubs this month when their mom was euthanized by White Mountain Apache Tribe Game and Fish after entering multiple camp grounds. The public will be able to see the two girl cubs in their new home at Bearizona beginning today, Friday, June 29, along with the two boy cubs rescued from Pinetop-Lakeside.

The 5-month-old male cubs from Pinetop-Lakeside made national news last month when they were discovered hiding at the top of a 75-foot tree one day after their mother was taken by the Arizona Game and Fish Department from a residential neighborhood. A local resident had been feeding the bear daily and this was the second time the Arizona Game and Fish Department had attempted to relocate this bear from a residential area back into the wilderness, which meant she ultimately had to be put down. Unfortunately, the mother was euthanized before the department discovered she had two helpless 15-pound cubs that were unfit to survive in the wilderness without her.

“We are thrilled Bearizona could step in and help out with these four cubs,” said Bearizona Owner Sean Casey. “We are so grateful to be able to provide a safe and loving home for orphaned bears—thanks, in large part, to our no-breeding program.”

Bearizona is a drive- and walk-through wildlife park whose mission is to rescue wild animals in need of new homes and promote conservation by inviting visitors to view wildlife in spacious, natural environments. Since it was founded in 2010, Bearizona has fast-become a must-see attraction when visiting the Grand Canyon’s South Rim or driving through Northern Arizona. It was voted among the top three wildlife parks by the annual USA Today Readers’ Choice Awards twice in the past two years.

For more information, visit http://www.bearizona.com.

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About Bearizona
Bearizona is a drive- and walk-through wildlife park south of the Grand Canyon in Williams, AZ, near the intersection of Historic Route 66, Interstate 40 and Highway 64. The park’s mission is to rescue wild animals in need of new homes and promote conservation by fostering memorable and educational encounters with North American wildlife in natural environments. Bearizona invites guests to take a scenic, three-mile drive through packs and herds of wild animals followed by a leisurely stroll through Fort Bearizona, where additional animals can be seen beneath the towering ponderosa pines of Coconino National Forest.

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