The Lake Superior Zoo Revue: Get To Know Brown Bears Tundra And Banks
Tundra and Banks are the latest edition to the Lake Superior Zoo family and arrived as cubs in the spring of 2019 after their mother was tragically killed in a car accident in Alaska. Without being able to survive on their own in the wild, the Zoo stepped in to provide them a forever home where they will receive care, enrichment, and love that they are so deserving of.
Each of the bears have developed their own personality and love interacting with the public. Given the fact that they have been raised by staff at the zoo from such a young age, they basically see humans as other bears, so when you stop by the Zoo they love to see you come up to the windows and wave hello.
So what do Alaskan Brown Bears eat? They are known as opportunistic eaters eating everything from berries and grass to salmon and caribou. They have to eat a high amount of calories each day and can gain up to 3 to 6 pounds in the wild to prepare for winter.
Lake Superior Bears
Here are some more Interesting facts:
· Male brown bears can be up to 10 feet tall when standing on their hind legs and weight over 1,200 pounds!
· They like to dig belly holes when taking naps and resting so they can make room for their growing bellies from all of the food they eat each day!
· It costs $235 per week to feed Tundra and Banks – they love sweet potatoes and salmon!
Do you want to help support the Zoo and feed Tundra and Banks? Text TUNDRA to 44-321 or visit https://secure.givelively.org/donate/lake-superior-zoological-society/tundra-banks to donate.
Also don't forget Boo At The Zoo is a Go for 2020, this is one of the biggest fundraisers for the zoo every year and with the COVID-19 pandemic this year is even more crucial. Get more information below.