Thursday, May 22, 2008

WEEKEND PICK: Stone Zoo's New Black Bear Exhibit Opens Saturday

Stone Zoo’s brand new black bear exhibit will be unveiled to the public this Memorial Day weekend! The new exhibit will be located on the same site that was previously home to Stone Zoo’s beloved polar bear, Major, who passed away in 2000.
Zoo New England has built a naturalistic habitat for the black bears – using the foundation of Major’s former home, filling in the moats and creating an engaging and stimulating space for the bears. The exhibit is located within the zoo’s Yukon Creek section, an area of the zoo highlighting North American animals including bald eagles, Canada lynx, gray fox, and porcupine.
The bears, Smoky and Bubba, are two-year-old brothers that join Stone Zoo from the Appalachian Bear Rescue in Tennessee.
WHEN: Saturday, May 24
WHERE: Stone Zoo in Stoneham
TICKETS: Adults $9, Children (2-12) $60, Senior Citizens (62+) $8, Children under 2 free.
SUMMER HOURS: April 1 – Sept. 30 Weekdays, 10 AM – 5 PM; Weekends & Major Holidays, 10 AM – 6 PM

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