Beginning Jan. 18, 2022, the Zoo is open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Entry passes are required for all guests, including infants. All visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear a mask in all indoor spaces at the Zoo, regardless of their vaccination status. Fully vaccinated visitors do not need to wear a mask in outdoor areas. Select animal buildings remain closed.

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Sloth Bears Updates Jul 23, 2013

Hank has been very active in the yard despite the heat. It's not unusual to see him running all over the yard, climbing every tree, and then playing in the pool. After about an hour or two running around the yard in the morning he and Hana normally settle down for a nap in the shade of the doorway.

Hank is growing quickly, currently weighing in at about 26 kilograms (about 57 pounds). We're noticing Hana is being less tolerant of him riding on her back. No surprise given how big he's getting and how hot is must be to have such a big cub lying on your back! Hank has also been entertaining visitors at demo; he's still perfecting his technique for sucking insects through the termite mounds.