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Sloth Bears Updates May 05, 2014

Four month-old sloth bear cub, Remi, ventured outside for the very first time this morning with her surrogate bear moms and dad!

She quickly began exploring her outdoor yard with keepers nearby. They were happy to report that she did very well during her first trip outside, climbing and playing, but after all the excitement of the morning she desperately needed a nap. Keepers will continue to slowly acclimate her to her outdoor yard, but she will not be on exhibit regularly just yet.